Boy accused of making school threats had brass knuckles, white powder

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by DREW MIKKELSEN / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 8:20 PM

TUMWATER, Wash. -- Juvenile prosecutors charged a 14-year-old Tumwater boy with harassment and weapons charges after they said he made threats to harm students and himself at Black Hills High School.

The boy will be held on $100,000 bail on charges of harassment, unlawful gun possession and posession of a dangerous weapon.

According to paperwork filed in juvenile court, police found brass knuckles in the boy's possession.

Juvenile prosecutor Wayne Graham said the boy also had a vial of white powder in his room.

The vial has been sent to the state's crime lab to determine the substance.

Sonny Curley, the boy's father, pleaded with Juvenile Court Commissioner Indu Thomas to release his son.

Curley said his son is a good kid who has never been in a fight.

"He's going through a lot of changes in his life," Curley told the juvenile court commissioner. "He was unhappy with his situation and said some things he shouldn't have said."

Commissioner Thomas said a high bail was "absolutely appropriate" for the boy. Thomas said he was in a "very unsafe circumstance."

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