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Clark County Sheriff’s Office refers Gaiser student for charges due to threats

By , Columbian staff writer

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has referred charges to the prosecutor’s office for a Gaiser Middle School student who allegedly made a TikTok video threatening other students.

On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office received a call about a video that contained threatening images, texts and a list of students, according to the agency.

A deputy interviewed a 13-year-old student but did not arrest the student because of department protocols to protect against COVID-19, according to a sheriff’s office news release. The deputy forwarded charges of felony harassment to prosecutors.

The sheriff’s office said the student doesn’t have access to any weapons, and the deputy did not establish any imminent threat.

Gaiser administration sent two messages to parents Tuesday, notifying them of the video. Administration said it had also reported the student’s account and the video to TikTok.

“Although the identity of the individual is confidential, we will take appropriate disciplinary action,” Principal Esteban Delgadillo wrote.

The sheriff’s office is continuing to investigate.

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