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District says Richland High School is safe after shooting threats

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RICHLAND, WA - Richland High School was open as usual today, but with a student under emergency expulsion after he allegedly made threats last night on social media.

Reporter Rex Carlin learned that Richland Police and Richland School District both put out statements via Facebook this morning updating parents and students on the situation, that allegedly started last night on the Snapchat app.

RPD's statement said officers responded to the student's home and verified he was in the custody of his parents and had no access to weapons.

RSD's statement included that the student was placed on an emergency expulsion as law enforcement continues a criminal investigation.

Richland Police Department's statement adds that the Benton County Prosecutor's Office will also review the case and decide whether to proceed with charges against the student.

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RICHLAND, WA - Update for Richland High School students and parents; the campus is safe. The student who allegedly made a shooting threat last night on Snapchat has been placed on Emergency Expulsion.

Richland Police are currently conducting a criminal investigation into this matter. Captain Mike Cobb stated that the Richland High School campus is safe and secure and all RSD schools are safe.

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RICHLAND, WA - The Richland School District says Richland High School campus is safe after a student made threats. According to the district, a student allegedly made shooting threats on Snapchat Monday night. 

Right now, Richland Police are investigating the case. Captain Mike Cobb tells RSD Richland High School and all other schools are safe and secure

The student has been placed on Emergency Expulsion. 

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