A 13-year-old may face felony charges after reportedly threatening classmates on TikTok

A 13-year-old may face felony charges after reportedly threatening classmates on TikTok…  A 13-year-old may face charges of felony harassment after reportedly making a video that appeared to threaten students at a middle school, police said.

A 13-year-old may face felony charges after reportedly threatening classmates on TikTok
A 13-year-old may face felony charges after reportedly threatening classmates on TikTok—–

The purported video, which the local news outlets The Columbian and KATU reported was a TikTok video, contained “threatening images, texts, and a list of students who were threatened,” according to a news release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office was alerted that the alleged video was spreading among students on Tuesday, according to the press release.

Authorities “identified and interviewed” a 13-year-old student, the press release states, but did not physically arrest the person due to COVID-19 regulations. The Sheriff’s Office recommended felony harassment charges for the student to the prosecutor’s office, The Columbian reported. The Juvenile Prosecutor for Clark County did not respond to a request for comment.

The Sheriff’s Office found that the interviewed person didn’t have any weapons and didn’t pose an “imminent threat,” the press release says.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office did not respond to a request for comment.

“Although the identity of the individual is confidential, we will take appropriate disciplinary action,” Gaiser Middle School’s principal, Esteban Delgadillo, reportedly wrote in a message to parents informing them of the purported video on Tuesday, according to The Columbian.

The Columbian reported that Gaiser Middle School’s administration flagged the student’s purported video and account to TikTok.

Insider was unable to verify whether the video was taken down. TikTok did not respond to a request for comment.

Gaiser Middle School and Delgadillo did not respond to requests for comment.

 

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