Grant County Sheriff: Woman arrested for Wahluke school shooting threat
Advisory: Woman arrested for Wahluke school shooting
MATTAWA, Wash. (21JAN2014) – An 18-year-old Mattawa woman is in custody for
phoning in a false threat concerning Wahluke High School in Mattawa Jan. 16.
Jennifer Lopez was arrested this morning after a joint investigation by
Mattawa Police, the Grant County Sheriff's Office and Wahluke School District.
Investigators identified Lopez as the person who called in the MACC 911 center
early Jan. 16 saying she had received a private message on Facebook which stated
someone was going to go to the school to commit a multiple shooting. She refused
to identify herself to dispatchers. A search warrant was later served enabling
investigators to access her Facebook account which revealed no such private
message was received by Lopez.
Lopez, a senior at Wahluke High School at
the time of the threat, is lodged in the Grant County Jail on suspicion of
making threats to bomb or injure property. Wahluke School District has expelled
The threat forced Wahluke schools into a limited lockdown this
past Thursday and Friday.