A north central Idaho junior high school student is being held at a juvenile detention center and faces a possible felony charge in connection with a September 26 bomb threat.
The Lewiston Tribune reports that the female student was taken into custody after a note was discovered on a girls' bathroom wall, prompting an evacuation of the school. Officials said the girl's consequences will likely start with suspension and a hearing from the Lewiston School Board on whether or not she would be expelled.
A spokeswoman for the Lewiston Police Department told the Tribune that the girl could also face a possible felony charge of providing false information about an explosive device in a public space. For now, she's locked up at the Region II Juvenile Detention Center in Lewiston, pending a court hearing.
"We talked to numerous house members who lived there, who knew him, and they didn't have anything suspicious to add. I just caution people, don't speculate too soon. This could be a medical condition for all we know."