Authorities: No threat at RVHS after students report potential school threat
FINLEY, Wash. - School administrators say there is no current threat to River View High School (RVHS) after students reported a potential threat.
Director of Human Resources with Finley School District (FSD), Bryan Long, said one student made a threat about another student on SnapChat Wednesday evening.
The student in question sent the message to his SnapChat and tagged other RVHS students on the social media platform to view his post.
Long said the student's threat indicated they wanted to harm a student at a function this Saturday at an offsite location. School administrators said a school dance is scheduled for this weekend, but did not say the threat would be carried out at the dance.
Students properly reported the threat Thursday morning which allowed the administration to respond.
Deputies with the Benton County Sheriff's Office are at the high school investigating this threat and said there is no credible threat or safety concern to the school as of Thursday.
Benton County sheriff's deputies interview and arrested the student suspected of making the threat.
The high school remained open and operated as normal, Thursday. No lockdown has been issued in this incident.
The RVHS school dance originally scheduled for March 10 has been postponed until further notice.
School administrators said they are communicating with law enforcement and will discuss any precautions or measures that need to be taken.
The administration is sending students home with written statements and issuing electronic statements to parents. FSD will provide any developments as available.
The district appreciates the quick thinking and responsible reporting by its students. Any student, parent or community member is encouraged to report threats to school or district administration or to local law enforcement.