By Richard Van Winkle, News of Mill Creek.
Police officers arrested a Mill Creek teenager for assaulting a boy younger than 10-years-old and stealing his scooter on Saturday, August 5, 2017.
According to Mill Creek Communications and Marketing Coordinator Holly Harvey, the assault took place at Westfield Park between 6:00 and 6:30 pm Saturday evening.
She wrote in an email, “A juvenile male who posted a social media video of himself assaulting a younger boy and then taking the younger boy's scooter has been arrested and booked into Denny Youth Center in Everett.”
“After the initial incident, the same juvenile made threats against students at Jackson High School. The juvenile is currently being investigated for several incidents that occurred Sunday evening, to include robbery, malicious mischief and disorderly conduct.”
In a telephone interview Harvey said the teenager was scheduled to attend Jackson High School as a freshman in the fall, but wouldn’t provide any more details on the “ongoing investigation.”
On Sunday evening Jackson High School Principal Dave Peters assured parents that their children’s safety was the school’s “highest priority.”
Here is the full text of his message:
Dear Jackson Families --
I have received numerous emails and phone calls from concerned people in the Jackson community about a video and threatening social media post that has been circulating this afternoon. I have been in conversation with district staff as well as law enforcement. I want to let you know that the Mill Creek Police indicated to me in my most recent conversation with them that they have intervened. From the school perspective, we are also taking this seriously and will be moving forward with safety as the highest priority.
Thank you very much for entrusting us with your students!
Principal, Jackson High School
Editor’s note: This article was corrected to show the assaulted boy was younger than 10-years-old.