Since October 6, 2017, the Coeur d’Alene Police Department has received reports of three threatening incidents involving Lake City High School and students who attend Lake City High School. Detectives with the Coeur d’Alene Police Department, working in conjunction with School District 271 and administrators with Lake City High School have exhaustively investigated all three incidents. We have been able to identify suspects for two of these incidents and have taken appropriate action.
The first incident, which occurred on Friday October 6th, involved a photograph that was perceived as a threat. The photograph was posted to Snapchat with derogatory comments directed toward Lake City High School students. The juvenile suspect involved in this incident was identified and is facing disciplinary action through the school district. Criminal charges were not applicable in this case.
The second incident, reported on Sunday October 8th, involved an anonymous threatening message posted to a separate social media app. The threat was directed toward a female student and Lake City High School. Detectives are continuing to follow up with leads related to this incident.
The third incident, which occurred on October 11th, involved an anonymous threatening message and a separate picture with a threatening caption. Through the course of the investigation, Detectives learned both were posted by the same suspect. The juvenile male was identified as a Lake City High School student and has been arrested and taken to the Juvenile Detention Center. His is facing four misdemeanor counts of Using the Telephone to Terrify, Threaten, or Harass – Idaho code 18-6710.
School threats are extremely serious and, as in the past, we will continue to fully investigate each incident. We would like to remind parents to be vigilant in monitoring your child’s use of social media applications.