The investigation will be forwarded to the juvenile prosecutors for review
On April 12 at about 10:39 a.m., a parent of a student at Jason Lee Middle School received a text from their child stating that they overheard a student make a veiled threat of violence to another student.
School administrators and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office were notified by the parent. School administrators took immediate action and isolated the student who allegedly made the threat, fully cooperated with the Sheriff’s office, and contacted parents of all students involved.
The threat was then investigated by the school and the Sheriff’s Office, and it was determined that there was no immediate danger. It was also determined that it was highly unlikely the student who was overheard making the threat had any means to carry it out. The student’s parents fully cooperated in the investigation.
The school is taking administrative action to ensure the safety of all students, and the investigation will be forwarded to the Juvenile prosecutors for review.
CCSO would like to commend Vancouver Public Schools staff for their quick and decisive response, and for having effective and reliable procedures in place to immediately respond to any reports of threats.
According to CCSO officials, “it is worth stating again that it is not believed that anyone involved in this incident posed a credible threat to students or staff at Jason Lee Middle School.’’
Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
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