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CCSD, parents discuss recent racist threats at Arbor View HS

Posted at 11:24 PM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 02:24:44-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Emotions have not subsided over last week's racist threats targeting students at Arbor View High School.

Thursday, Clark County School District board members got an earful from concerned parents, and community members after the NAACP sent out a call for action to have concerned residents attend the meeting.

The Instagram pictures were posted online, along with racist language and threats of a school shooting.

"We were all stunned," CCSD Trustee Dr. Linda Young said, during Thursday's meeting.

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Once the posts were discovered, the social network was able to remove the, later that day.

"One of the terrorists said, 'I want to commit Columbine, part two,'" Akiko Cooks said. "One of my sons was one of ten boys targeted."

Two Arbor View teens were arrested and charged with making terroristic threats and cyberbullying with hate crime enhancements on Tuesday.

"They are terrorists. Those were terrorist threats," she said.

A third student was also cited the next day.

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CCSD superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara praised local police and the federal fast response.

"As a superintendent and as a father, I will not allow any of our students to be threatened," Dr. Jara said.

Trustee Chris Garvey's also became emotional while addressing the public.

"I do not support any of that behavior. It is the most heinous thing that I could think a child could go through. If my kid was in that situation, I would be scared out of my life," Garvey said.

Cooks was visibility upset speaking from the audience, "I haven't heard from anyone. No one has contacted us," she said.

Cooks also told 13 Action News that she still has questions, including who knew what and when.

"Why were children in school on Tuesday morning? They knew about it Monday night?" she said.

Thursday's meeting also included calls for metal detectors in schools, an improved safety alert, notification system, and diversity training for students and parents.