Tumwater

Police prevent possible school shooting in Tumwater

TUMWATER, Wash. -- A 14-year-old student at Black Hills High School has been hospitalized for mental evaluation after he threatened to shoot fellow students and himself, according to the Tumwater Police Department.

According to police, the student's friend reported him, saying he was talking about shooting several other students at the school and committing suicide. She told police the student had access to guns.

Officers arrived at the student's home Monday, finding three guns and ammunition, according to police. The student was taken into custody for mental evaluation.

According to police, it is unclear whether the student actually planned to harm other students. Detectives continue to investigate the case, which has been referred to the Thurston County Prosecutor's Office for charging.