Bellevue West student accused of threat

BELLEVUE, Neb. (WOWT) -- A Bellevue West High School student has been arrested for Terroristic Threats.

Nicholas Scott, 18, allegedly told other students that he was going to shoot anyone who would leave the building during a planned student walk-out.

Scott was removed from the school by a parent. As the investigation continued, Scott was later contacted and agreed to meet with Officers on Thursday, February 22. During that meeting, Scott was arrested for the felony criminal offense of making terroristic threats and booked into the Sarpy County Jail.

As Bellevue Officers continued their investigation they got consent to perform a search of Scott's bedroom. Police say that search turned up "various unassembled materials that are commonly known to be used in the manufacturing of explosive devices." The unassembled materials were seized as evidence.

Scott is now facing the additional criminal charge of Possession of a Destructive Device.

The Bellevue Public School District released the following statement on the case:

Bellevue Public Schools has been and will continue to work with the Bellevue Police Department on this threat. Safety of our school communities is always our top priority. We continue encouraging parents to talk with their children and for them to reach out to our counselors, teachers, principals, etc., if they need support, or if they’ve seen or heard something that causes them concern. We want to thank the students that were quick to report the threat and our law enforcement for their continued support.