It is not believed that anyone involved with this incident posed a credible threat to students or staff at the school
On Wednesday (March 29), Thomas Jefferson Middle School administrators made the Clark County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) aware of a possible threat of violence against the school. It was reported a student was overheard making threats against Thomas Jefferson Middle School. According to administrators, parents reported that their student came home and reported overhearing another student threatening the school.
CCSO responded and investigated the incident. Deputies spoke with the involved student and their parents. It was determined this did not appear to be a credible threat based on the information they obtained. The student does not have access to weapons or firearms. The student was kept home from school on Thursday.
On Thursday morning, CCSO was again contacted by school administrators about additional details related to the threats from the previous day. Other students identified a second student as possibly being involved with the original student being investigated. School administrators spoke with the student, and they were sent home. The second student did not have access to weapons or firearms either.
CCSO worked with the administration and Vancouver Public Schools security staff to ensure students’ safety today.
CCSO officials added, “it is worth stating again that it is not believed that anyone involved with this incident posed a credible threat to students or staff at Thomas Jefferson Middle School.’’
Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
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