Thanks to several other students who said they heard of the threat, no one was hurt.
Chief Moses MS Student arrested after gun threat on Monday
The Moses Lake School District released this statement, which reads in part:
“This letter is to inform you that one of our students brought a firearm to Chief Moses Middle School today, Monday March 14, 2022.
- At approximately 9:45 a.m., school administrators received a report that a student had a firearm in their possession.
- School and district resource officers responded immediately by removing the student and his backpack from a classroom.
- A firearm was confiscated and the student was arrested and expelled from school grounds. We did not go into detention because we immediately detained the student. Local law enforcement will continue to investigate this incident.”
The Moses Lake Police Department reported that the student threatened to shoot at the school, but other students reported him almost immediately to authorities. In fact, they didn’t even have to lock down the school because the threat was dealt with so quickly.
The student was contacted in class, immediately expelled from school and arrested. No word on official charges. A firearm and two ammunition magazines were seized. The student is an 8th grader. No one was injured in the incident, no further information was released.
School officials and police have stressed how important it is for citizens, and especially students, to report what they believe to be credible threats to schools and students. Even if they are not 100% sure, authorities say people and students should alert the authorities, as these students did.