EMS halloween shooting threat case ends with guilty plea

The student was sentenced to 106 days of detention, with all time served.

The Enumclaw Middle School student who threatened a school shooting last Halloween has pled guilty.

The guilty plea for misdemeanor harassment was submitted in King County Superior Court on Feb. 9.

According to court documents and police reports, the student told his peers on Oct. 27, 2022, that he planned to shoot a specific staff member. The student was arrested after administration was informed of the threat before school was to start on Oct. 31, so no lockdown or closure was initiated.

One student told administration they saw a firearm when the threat was made, but the Enumclaw Police Department said no weapon was ever found, though the threat was ultimately deemed “credible”.

The student was originally charged with threat to bomb or injure property, a Class B felony.

The sentence for misdemeanor is 106 days of detention, with full time served (meaning the student will not be further detained), with six months community supervision and 24 hours of community service, among other requirements.