A 13-year-old boy accused of threatening to kill everyone at his school in Battle Ground is facing felony charges.
The threat was made on a Chief Umtuch Middle School website called Dear Amicus. It led to the closure of six schools on Sept. 11.
A declaration of probable cause police document states the threats were made by an anonymous person using the online handles "Suicide Boy" and "Suicidal Terrorist." The threat specifically stated he planned to kill everyone in the school, starting with a specific staff member, according to police.
The threats named the date of Sept. 11, 2013 and said to "look for bombs."
About 3,850 students were told to stay home while police searched the schools. By noon that day, the district said the inspections of the schools had been completed, and school resumed the following day.
An FBI special agent, along with an investigators from the Vancouver Police Department's Digital Evidence Cybercrime Unit were called to assist in the investigation.
Google hosts part of the Dear Amicus website. The company provided information identifying the originating IP address from the computer that made the threats, according to court documents.
Google also provided information about a Gmail account that was in use on that computer when the post was made.
That Gmail account showed the boy's name, who was then verified as a student at Chief Umtuch Middle School.
Police went to his home and said the boy admitted to posting the threats. His computer was seized by investigators.
Police said the boy did not have the "means or the capability" to carry out the threat.
The suspect is scheduled to appear in Clark County Juvenile Court on Oct. 1.
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