An 18-year-old man was arrested in Duvall the afternoon of May 16 after he allegedly threatened one of his teachers at Bellevue College in an email.
As a result of the email, the school’s main and north campuses were evacuated at around 3 p.m., according to the Bellevue Police Department (BPD).
The threatening email came after an argument on May 15, involving two students and an instructor at the college, BPD spokesperson Meeghan Black said. She said the suspect was arguing with his teacher when the second student tried to intervene. Following the incident, Black said the second student felt threatened and reported it to campus security. A police report was also filed.
Black said police were notified of the threatening email from the suspect to his teacher Thursday afternoon.
“The student made enough of a threat to the school that they wanted to be careful,” Black said. She added that there was no imminent threat, the student was not on campus and the evacuation was just a matter of taking caution.
The school reported the threat to police at about 3 p.m. Thursday. The campuses remained closed for the rest of the day and evening, according to a Twitter post from Bellevue College. Classes for the remainder of the day and evening classes were canceled.
Bellevue investigators tracked down the suspect in Duvall, where Black said he has relatives. She said it did not take much to locate the suspect and he was arrested by Duvall police without incident.