Two Juveniles Arrested for Disrupting School Operations and Willfully Disobeying School Officials and Deputies
This morning, Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the report of disruptive and unruly students on a school bus. Due to the disruption, it was not safe to continue the route, and the bus driver pulled over. East Valley School Staff, Administration, and Deputies eventually de-escalated the situation, even providing one student with an alternate ride to school. Unfortunately, once at the school, the incident escalated, and a juvenile female and male were arrested and booked into Spokane County Juvenile Detention Facility.
On October 7, 2021, at approximately 7:40 a.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to the report of disruptive behavior on a school bus. It was reported a group of several 7th and 8th graders were extremely unruly, and the bus driver had to pull over near the 12800 block of E. Mansfield as a safety precaution.
East Valley School District Staff and Administrators, along with Spokane Valley Deputies, responded to ensure the safety of the students and staff. Eventually, working together, the situation was de-escalated, except for one student who refused to continue to school on the bus. A secondary ride was provided to the student, and the bus safely transported the rest of the students to school.
Later, two of the students escalated again at the school. Working together, School Officials and Deputies calmed the situation. However, due to the continued disruptions at school and initially delaying the bus from safely completing its route, Deputies developed probable cause to charge a 14-year-old female and a 12-year-old male for Willfully Disobeying School Administrative Personnel and disrupting the school functions.
The juveniles were transported and booked into Spokane County Juvenile Detention.
Fortunately, no students or staff were injured during this incident.
The safety of students and staff is the priority for the East Valley School District, Spokane Valley Police Department, and Spokane County Sheriff’s Office. We will continue to work together, with students, parents, and staff, toward providing a safe environment at our schools.
RCW 28A.635.020 -Willfully disobeying school administrative personnel or refusing to leave public property, violations, when—Penalty.