3rd student cited in racist cyberbullying of Arbor View High School students

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Clark County School District Police said a third student was cited Wednesday for his alleged connection to the racist cyberbullying, and in some instance threats made against a black students at Arbor View High School.

The incident led to an increased police presence at the campus while police investigate the racially-motivated threats on Instagram.

There were several Instagram posts, including this one which said:

“God just seeing these (racial slur for African-Americans) inferioates (sic) me. I just wanna go Columbine pt 2 just but only kill the (racial slur).”

On Tuesday afternoon, two other boys were arrested for their alleged connection to the threats. The two students, who are 15 and 16 years old are facing charges of making terrorist threats, conspiracy to commit terrorist threats, hate crime, cyberbullying and breach of peace.

The teen cited Wednesday was cited for cyberbullying, but CCSD sent a statement saying that it wasn’t believed he had any connection to the threats of the alleged attack.

“The CCSD Police Department today cited an additional Arbor View High School student in the case that was announced March 19, 2019 leading to the arrest of two other students from the same school. The case involves threats with racial implications made against the school and specific students.”

“The student who was implicated today was cited for cyber bullying because the student chose to turn themselves in and it does not appear the student was actively involved in planning the threats.”

“I have confidence in the investigation conducted by our CCSD Police Department, Metro and Homeland Security,” said CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara. “I will not allow our students to be threatened or feel threatened due to intolerant remarks or behavior.” 

This is an ongoing investigation. Additionally, the district’s Equity and Diversity Department has been working with school leaders to provide training on creating a climate of mutual respect.”

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