Teens busted for making threats
June 13, 2008 · Updated 10:17 AM
"Two Federal Way boys were arrested Thursday afternoon for allegedly making threats to shoot students and teachers at Sacajawea Junior High School. Police detained the teens near the school at about 3:10 p.m., just as other students were making their way home. The incident was reported by a 14-year-old Sacajawea student who heard the two boys talking about getting guns and then coming back to shoot 'em all, said Federal Way police spokesman Kurt Schwan. The Sacajawea student who reported the boys said he heard the boys say they were going to just shoot everybody. The student said he had the school's phone number in his day planner. He looked it up and called it.I didn't think I'd ever need it, he said.The school went into a lockdown situation until the two boys were arrested. The boys, who are 15 and 16 years old, do not attend Sacajawea. They were booked into the juvenile justice center on charges of felony threats, Schwan said. One of the boys was also booked on a warrant that had been issued for his arrest. When we are dealing with a school it is not something we are going to take lightly, Schwan said of the arrests. It's not something to be dismissed.Officers did not locate any weapons on the two boys, nor did they find hit lists or any other paraphernalia that would lead them to believe the boys had a plan in place to carry out the threat of shooting people, Schwan said.We know that they were Merit school students and this happened after school, said Diane Turner, Federal Way school district spokeswoman. Another student observed this and called the school. The school called the police and the kids were arrested. "