Former student arrested in Kentwood High School email threats

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - King County sheriff's detectives said they have found a suspect in the hostage and bomb threat that was emailed to Covington’s Kentwood High School on March 29.

Detectives served a search warrant on a house in Kennewick around noon on Saturday with the help of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

Two computers were seized as evidence during the search.

The investigation began after a Kentwood High School official received an email that said to “be prepared for a blood bath” and talked of a “hostage takeover” and “the bomb I have planted.”

After receiving the threat, school officials sent students home for the day while police searched the school. Nothing was found.

Detectives said the suspect was arrested, interviewed and released pending charges.

Police said the suspect is a 19-year-old former Kentwood High School student.