Mountain View Middle School was placed on a modified lockdown today after a someone found a note indicating a bomb was in the building.
A student later admitted to writing the note because he wanted to get out of a test, the Bonney Lake Police Department reported this afternoon. The student was emergency expelled from school and released to his parents.
Officers were called to the school, 10920 199th Ave. Ct., at 7:30 a.m. to investigate the threatening note, the department reported. The note indicated a bomb would detonate at 12:30 p.m.
The school was placed in a modified lockdown. Officers interviewed several students who had been in the area where the note was found. They later talked to the boy who admitted writing the note, the department reported.
A bomb squad dog went through the building but didn’t find any explosives.
The Police Department will forward its report on the incident to Pierce County prosecutors for review.
Three days earlier, two students at Bonney Lake High School were arrested on suspicion of making felony threats at their school, the department reported.