Felony charges for Kirkland high school student accused of posting online threats

ByLavinia E. Smith

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King County prosecutors have filed felony prices versus an 18-12 months-outdated Juanita Substantial Faculty college student for allegedly creating on line threats to shoot college students and have a Uvalde, Texas- variety taking pictures. 

Law enforcement say on June 12 about 12:45 p.m., 55 people known as to report threats posted on Instagram. There were threats of violence towards college students and a photograph of a gun, and the suspect, later identified as Salomon Levin, allegedly said he would be carrying out violence at the high college in the future week, according to authorities.

The Lake Washington Faculty District also described obtaining tipped off to the threats.

According to charging documents, Levin designed many threats and referenced the Uvalde, Texas college capturing. 

In an Instagram article, court docket files say Levin posted: 

“For individuals who have been conversing s*** about me. Just keep in mind that men and women who talked s*** about other people at the college in the nation have finished up useless or worse and following the latest school capturing in Uvalde Texas and you chatting s*** about me, which is a recipe for catastrophe so for everyone’s sake never give me a explanation to put you in your put. University shootings in this place can be quickly avoidable if we just be pleasant to each other. Never throw
your daily life away just to insult anyone.”

Several pupils documented to police that they believed Levin was capable of adhering to by way of with the threats. 

In accordance to court files, several of these learners also direct messaged Levin on Instagram. 

A person scholar requested him what he meant from his post. The concept exchange transpired as follows, according to courtroom paperwork.

Levin: “It indicates if you are not very careful, you’ll conclusion up like this (sic) young children in Uvalde.” 

Student: “Is that a danger?”

Levin. “Indeed it is.” 

Just one college student advised Levin to “chill out,” to which Levin responded, “now you on my record (sic) I warned you.” 

Levin afterwards explained to detectives that he had a checklist of folks he required to get rid of.

He sent that university student a image of a shotgun and numerous black luggage made use of to have big rifles in the qualifications, according to court files. That university student was “freaked” out and understood Levin was really serious. The immediate concept trade brought on the scholar to be involved for his life “a very little little bit” but he was “definitely scared for the students at Juanita Large School,” court docket paperwork depth. 

Levin was billed with two counts of felony harassment for threats to get rid of and insinuating a college shooting. 

He was also barred from going on to Lake Washington University District homes. His dad and mom promised he would not have access to any firearms likely ahead, police say.