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Arbor View students face judge in racist threats case; parents request clarity

Posted at 6:48 AM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 21:30:06-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Two Arbor View High School students who police say were behind racially charged social media posts against other students appeared in court on Friday.

One of the students continued his plea until April 12 and the second admitted to a felony count of making terroristic threats with multiple victims with sentencing also scheduled for next Friday.

Parents and the community hosted a press conference following the appearances as they have been pushing the Clark County School District to address cultural issues following the racist threats.

The social media posts first came to light in March when Instagram pictures spread through the school community.

The photos targeted black students and called for a “Columbine part 2."

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Parents rushed to the school that morning to pick up their kids, fearing something may happen.

The incident sparked outrage in the community. As emotions ran high at a CCSD Trustee Meeting last Thursday.

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Representatives from the district laid out a "cultural turn around process" which included creating, training opportunities and monitoring the culture of schools.

Parents are also wanting more transparency and pushing for the incident to be considered a hate crime.