Threats Made at Spokane Community College, Suspect Arrested Monday Night in California 

  • Spokane Community College

Less than a week after a gunman claimed nine lives and wounded several others in a tragedy at Oregon's Umpqua Community College, police in Spokane, Wash., said they have arrested a man after making threats to kill at Spokane Community College.

KHQ-TV reports the threats were made Monday, mentioning two students at SCC. 

"One of our students had a semi-credible threat made against them," Rebecca Rhodes, vice president of Instruction told KHQ-TV. "Our security office was immediately in contact with Spokane police, and our faculty moved quickly to cancel classes that involved the impacted students."

That triggered an on-campus investigation and warrant for the arrest of William Ringer, 29. Late Monday night, Spokane police said Ringer had been taken into custody in California and charged with a felony count of harassment and threats to kill. Police said the threats targeted at least two students at SCC's school of Culinary Arts, which canceled some of its early Monday classes.

Spokane, North Idaho News

Meanwhile, Reuters reports that another suspect was in custody Tuesday morning on the East Cost after reprots of a person with a weapon triggered a lockdown of the Community College of Phladelphia. Preliminary reports indicate that there were no reports of injuries.

Reuters reports that the FBI had warned U.S. college and university officials about social media threats after the mass shooting on the campus of Oregon's Umpqua Community College.

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