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Posted on: September 27, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Deputies Investigate Report of a Possible Threat

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Deputies Investigate Report of a Possible Threat

This afternoon, a Spokane Valley Deputy assigned to Central Valley High School received a report from a student attending an advanced program at Spokane Community College.  The student overheard a conversation which she perceived as a possible threat.  The Deputy immediately advised Central Valley High School administration of the information and began an investigation.  Central Valley High School administration, with the safety of the students and staff their priority, placed Central Valley High School on “lockout” as a precaution while this report is investigated.


Additional Deputies responded to Central Valley High School to oversee the safety of students and staff while the students were released at the end of school. 

Deputies are currently contacting the reporting student to investigate this incident, identify the males involved and work to determine the context of their conversation and if any threat actually exists. 

The student in this incident overheard what she believed as a possible threat and reported it.  This allowed Deputies and School Administration to address this potential threat immediately and implement additional safety plans while this report is investigated.

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and Spokane Valley Police Department School Resource Deputies will continue to work together with our partnering school districts to keep students/staff safe while thoroughly investigating potential threats. 

Please remember, “See It, Say It” and report potential threats or criminal activity. 

General Definition: 

“Lockout”- Students are brought inside and buildings are secured restricting movements outside while normal school operations continue inside.

“Lockdown” - Students and staff implement additional safety protocols, individual rooms are secured and movements inside/outside the school are greatly restricted.       

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