City of Ferndale staff are reporting a juvenile has been arrested and charged with making a threat to bomb or injure property after students at Ferndale High School yesterday reported receiving threatening online messages.
According to today’s announcement,
Ferndale Police Detectives attempted to identify the owner of the Snapchat account. Ferndale Police were able to identify the IP address where the messages originated, and with assistance from Lummi Police and the FBI, Ferndale Police detained two juveniles.
The juveniles were interviewed and one juvenile confessed to making the Snapchat threat. The juvenile advised that it was just a hoax. No weapons were located and it did not appear that the juvenile had access to any weapons. That juvenile was booked into Whatcom County Juvenile Detention for Threat to Bomb or Injure property.