Local student, 16, arrested about 'explosive devices' threat

Student charged with inducing panic and disorderly conduct.
Cary Ashby
May 3, 2014

City police arrested a 16-year-old Bellevue Senior High School student on charges of inducing panic and disorderly conduct Tuesday.

"At the beginning of the school day, two students alerted the Bellevue High School staff of statements made by this 16-year-old student about threats referencing the Bellevue High School concerning explosive devices and other dangerous articles," Bellevue Police Chief Mark Kaufman said.

There was no specific threat mentioned and the entire body was safe and secure, police said.

The student was taken into custody by detectives without incident. A search warrant was executed at the student's home shortly afterward.

"No explosives or explosive making materials were found. A couple of items were taken as evidence, including a laptop and the student's cell phones. Those items will be sent to the crime lab for examination," Kaufman said.

"The Bellevue Police Department would like to commend the Bellevue High School staff for their swift and professional actions concerning this incident. The safety and well-being for each and every child with in the entire Bellevue City School system is in their best interest and they presented that Tuesday," the chief added.