Clark County Sheriff’s Office investigates threats to Vancouver’s Heritage High

VANCOUVER — Clark County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 17-year-old former Evergreen School District student in connection to threats made against students and faculty at Heritage High School in Vancouver.

According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received information regarding threats made via social media, involving physical violence against students and faculty at the high school around 9 p.m., Sun., Nov. 20.

The Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Evergreen School District’s Safety and Security team investigated the threat and arrested a 17-year-old former Evergreen School District student and charged him with “intimidating any administrator, teacher, classified employee, or student by threat of force or violence unlawful. If found guilty of the gross misdemeanor, the teen could face a $500 fine and six months in jail.

Clark County Sheriff’s Office investigates threats to Vancouver’s Heritage High
Clark County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 17-year-old male in connection with what they describe as social media threats to physically harm faculty and students at Heritage High School, pictured here, in Vancouver. Photo by Kelly Moyer

Because the suspect is a minor, the Sheriff’s Office is not releasing his name and have not released any additional details at this time.

In a press release, the Sheriff’s Office stated that they, along with the Evergreen School District “take threats to the school system very seriously. We would like to thank the students and parents who reported the threats tonight and encourage anyone with any information about a possible threat to any school, at any time, to report it immediately.”

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