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Teenager could be charged for allegedly using TikTok to threaten classmates

Amy Christie

A teenager may have to face charges after reportedly uploading a video on TikTok that seemed to threaten students at his school, according to the police.

What are the details?

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office got a call on Tuesday about a video with reportedly threatening images, which included texts and a list of students, as reported by The Columbian.

The student was then interviewed by a deputy but was not taken into custody due to protocols to prevent COVID-19 spread. However, the deputy forwarded harassment charges to the prosecutors.

The authorities stated that the student was not an imminent threat and did not have access to any weapons.

“Due to COVID protocols, the suspect was not physically arrested, but charges of Felony Harassment were forwarded to the Juvenile PA. During the investigation, it was learned the suspect does not have access to any weapons, and no imminent threat could be established. The deputy is working with the school to notify involved students and parents. The school district is following their protocol in the suspect student’s discipline. This is an ongoing investigation,” the press release about the incident stated.

Gaiser Middle School administration officials sent out two messages to parents, letting them know about the video. They also added that the student’s account on TikTok had been reported.

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

Gaiser Middle School and Delgadillo could not be reached by Insider for further comments, and TikTok has also not commented on the incident.

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