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Man arrested after sending text that put schools on alert

Man arrested after sending text that put schools on alert
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MABTON, Wash. -- Police arrested the man suspected of sending a threatening text message that prompted the lockdown of schools in two Lower Valley cities.

Officers said they picked up Angel Faz during a traffic stop Thursday morning in Mabton.

Schools in Grandview and Mabton went on lockdown Wedenesday afternoon after the message was sent. Administrators said it went to a Grandview Middle School student's sister.

Parents took the student home as a precaution.

Police said Faz sent the text from off campus.

Officers booked Faz into the Yakima County Jail. He faces theft and harassment charges.

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