West Valley student to apologize for threat

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YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash.-- The West Valley School District is attempting to handle a rough situation after one of its high school students made an online threat.

The Twitter post said the student might shoot up Wapato High. It resulted in the lockdown Tuesday.

The West Valley School District told KIMA the high school's principal plans to take the student to Wapato to formally apologize.

Wapato tells us they don't know anything about it yet. School policy says cyber threats are unacceptable, but it's a fine line. If they happen after school hours and off school grounds, it can be harder to enforce.

Other local high schoolers worry cyber threats give teens in general a bad reputation.

"If they keep continuing with this kind of behavior, you know, on Facebook it's going to ruin it for the rest of us and that's not fair," said Manuel Mirelez.

We have learned the tweet was about a basketball game loss.