• Students evacuated, suspect in custody after Bellevue College threat

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff , Alison Grande

    Updated:

    BELLEVUE, Wash. - Update on May 22, 2019:

    The 19-year-old student who police say threatened to shoot up Bellevue College is charged with felony harassment. Investigators say Shawn Takeshi White made threats to a teacher and student inside the Disability Resource Center on campus. After he was asked to leave campus, police say he went home and sent threatening emails.  

    White was arrested at his parents’ house in Duvall.  During the arrest detectives say he broke a police officers nose. 

    White posted bond on the harassment charge and got out of jail. There was some mix-up that delayed the assault charge.  The King County Prosecutor’s Office charged White with second degree assault on Wednesday.
    Our previous coverage from May 16, 2019 below:

    Students were evacuated and a man was taken into custody after making a threat against Bellevue College Thursday, the Bellevue Police Department announced. 

    An officer told KIRO 7 that a student made a threat in class during an altercation Wednesday and today made an email threat. 

    School officials announced at around 3 p.m. that the main and north campus would be closed for the remainder of the day. 

    An announcement on the Bellevue College website read: 

    "Immediate evacuation of Bellevue College Main and North Campus is required. Please depart the campus in a safe and orderly manner, but remain alert and cautious."

    Police said there was no immediate danger as they continued their investigation. 

    Around 4:45 p.m., police said the suspect in the threat was taken into custody by officers with the Duvall Police Department. 

    Officials said during the arrest, the suspect injured an officer and will face additional charges. 


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