A North Idaho juvenile was put behind bars for allegedly making threats at a school in the small town of Kellogg.
that alarms were first raised after a shop teacher at Kellogg High School discovered a so-called "shank" hidden beneath some storage lockers. The teacher said he cut the alleged weapon into pieces and chose not to notify authorities, but on Nov. 7, the Shoshone County Sheriff's Department began notifying parents of children whose names were found on a list allegedly containing threats.
School officials said the student suspected of making the list was "removed from school" on the day the list was discovered, but the district didn't "want to create any kind of hysteria." Meanwhile, the Shoshone County Sheriff's office has decided to position a deputy at the school for the remainder of the school year, after first eliminating the student resource officer assignment due to budget constraints.
Now, KREM-TV reports that the student suspect had been taken into custody and is being held at the Kootenai County Juvenile Detention Center. Some parents said they were "furious" over not being alerted to the alleged threat.