A 16-year-old student at North Kitsap High School in Poulsbo, Washington, has been arrested after he allegedly threatened to shoot up the school. The student also claimed to have a hit list, police said.
The threat was heard by another student at the school, who reported it to a parent, police said. The parent then contacted authorities.
The Poulsbo Police Department was alerted to the threat around 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The student reportedly was arrested around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. He has been booked into the Juvenile Detention Center on charges of felony harassment.
At this time, police do not believe any other students were involved.
The suspect's home was searched and a number of firearms, including long guns, were found, police said. It appears the guns belonged to the boy's parents, and it is not clear if he had access to them, police said. No illegal weapons were found.
Early Wednesday, Poulsbo Police Chief Al Townsend told Seattle's KIRO-TV that a hit list had not been found, but the search was still going on at that time.
The school district sent out a telephone notification of the incident to parents and staff early Wednesday.
Wednesday classes will go on as scheduled at the school. Townsend said there would be a police presence on campus to reassure students and parents.
On Friday at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington, 14-year-old Jaylen Fryberg shot Zoe R. Galasso, 14, who died at the scene; Gia Soriano, 14, who died at a hospital Sunday night; Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, who is in critical condition; and his cousins, Nate Hatch, 14, and Andrew Fryberg, 15. Poulsbo is about 40 miles away from Marysville.
For the latest updates, visit KIRO-TV's website.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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