Police said a 16-year-old boy who was arrested for threatening to shoot students at Skyline High School in Sammamish may be charged in a case of threats at another high school.
KIRO 7 confirmed the boy's name with multiple sources before his court appearance. He has been identified as Parker Mace.
The former Skyline student was arrested at his Edmonds home Tuesday for investigation of felony harassment and cyber-stalking. On Tuesday night, the principal at Mace's current high school, Edmonds-Woodway, then ordered an emergency expulsion of the teen.
In the Skyline incident, police said Mace posted online threats to shoot up “jocks” and wealthy students. Investigators said they are trying to build a case against Mace for threats against Meadowdale High School in the spring because the same photo of a submachine gun used in the Skyline threat was also used in an online threat against Meadowdale.
Investigators served a search warrant at the teen’s home where they said they found a picture of the gun on a computer. No actual guns were found at the home.
After a hearing at the Juvenile Detention Center in Seattle on Wednesday, Mace’s attorney argued that the threat was a hoax. Mace's father said his son has a loving family.
Judge Helen Halpert said she believes the allegations of felony harassment and cyber stalking are serious, and that Mace intended to scare a large number of people.
Records show Mace has had brushes with the law in the past.
According to police investigations, while Mace was a student at Skyline he was twice called to the principal's office for suspicion of carrying drugs. In one case, charges were not filed. In the other, possible charges are still pending.
The judge allowed Mace to go home with his family as long as he has supervision, no access to the Internet, and does not tamper with his electric home monitoring device.