A female Issaquah High School (IHS) student was arrested the night of Sept. 15 after police were notified that she posted a video on the social media platform TikTok that contained “inappropriate and threatening language.”
IHS reported to the Issaquah Police Department (IPD) that a student posted a video containing a possible threat of a school shooting, Issaquah patrol Cmdr. Paula Schwan said.
In a statement by IPD, no specific date or time was mentioned in the social media post.
Officers worked in cooperation with the Issaquah School District and quickly arrested the Issaquah resident. The student’s family members were cooperative with the investigation. Officers did not find any weapons or “any available means to carry out a threat,” Schwan said.
The student was booked into the King County Juvenile Detention Center in Seattle on felony harassment charges, according to the police department’s statement.
Issaquah police take these types of incidents — and the safety of students and staff — “very seriously,” according to the statement. The school will be functioning normally this week.
IHS principal Andrea McCormick, sent an email to IHS students and families late Sunday evening following the student’s arrest.
“Students did exactly what we ask of them which is when they see something, say something,” McCormick said in the email. “Issaquah High School students immediately reached out to share concerns which allowed us to quickly respond. This help from our students and community really helps to keep Issaquah High a safe place where students can feel ready to learn.”