A conflict over a girl led to a threat, which led to a brief lockdown Thursday of Richland High School.
Two male students were having an argument about a girl, according to Richland police Capt. Mike Cobb. One is 16 years old and he threatened a 17-year-old in a text. The older student took it to the school administration.
The school resource officer and security went to pull the 16-year-old boy out of class and the police officer was prepared for him resisting.
“She wanted a lockdown so the hallways weren’t filled up with students during this,” Cobb said. “She was able to get the subject into custody and the lockdown was lifted.”
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He was arrested for felony harassment and resisting arrest. His parents were notified.
“Lockdowns are used for many different needs,” said Cobb. “We drill with them and train with them, and are constantly building the relationship. Today, the relationship paid off.”