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No Charges Against Zillah Man Suspected of Threatening Schools

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ZILLAH, Wash.-- NBC Right Now is following up on the Zillah man who made possible threat against local schools.

Police released the name and photo of the 27-year-old man at the center of those threats. However, NBC Right Now has decided not to share that information because no criminal charges were filed.

Last month, the man responded to a Facebook comment that said, he "sounds like the next shooter of a massacre."

In response he said, "I may be." A small comment that prompted both local and federal investigators look into it.

The 27-year-old was taken into custody and held for a psychological evaluation, but has since been released from Memorial Hospital's secure psych unit.

"He's been evaluated, received some treatment, identified some issues, and will continue to work on those issues. And we feel really confident that it's going to be a positive outcome," said Zillah Police Chief Dave Simmons..

Prosecutors said they did not have enough evidence to charge the man and the case has been closed.

Chief Simmons says officers have continued to check in on the 27-year-old and are keeping an eye on him.

While the roundabout threats didn't target a particular school, officers in Zillah are now being stationed at every school, every day.

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