The father of a boys basketball player in Vancouver is under investigation after posting on Facebook that he was hoping for a shooting at an opponent’s school, The AP reported Thursday.
The Tuesday night post coincided with a game between Camas High School players and the Skyview High School team on which the man's son plays, The Oregonian reported.
Students and parents at Camas High School discovered the posting during a Tuesday night game and notified authorities, said Josh Gibson, Camas School District’s athletic director. The post was made by the father of a player from Skyview High School, which beat Camas 44-42.
The 39-year-old man reportedly wrote:
"Camas fans!!!!! Worst in the league!!!! I hope someone shoots up their school really soon!!!!!!!!!!"
The original posting was deleted within hours, but later the man wrote a clarification status, stating "In no way shape or form do I wish harm on any human being. Except terrorist who hurt people."
According to Gibson, witnesses say they saw the man arguing with some Camas students after the game. He also said the father has been issued a no-trespass notice for all property in the Camas School District. He added that police are still trying to determine when the man posted the original message, but believe it was sent either just before or during the basketball game.
Sgt. Fred Neiman, a Clark County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, said a school resource officer at Skyview High interviewed the father and son Wednesday for their side of the incident.
Camas police said the incident remained under investigation and no charges were filed.