OregonLive: 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.
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.
“Camas fans!!!!! Worst in the league!!!!” the 39-year-old man wrote. “I hope someone shoots up their school really soon!!!!!!!!!!”
The father posted a message around midnight Tuesday as a possible clarification to the original posting, which was deleted within hours.
“In no way shape or form do I wish harm on any human being,” he wrote. “Except terrorist who hurt people.“
Gibson 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.
Witnesses saw the father argue with a group of students on his way out of the Camas school’s gym, Gibson said.
Jesus Christ. All my Dad ever did was argue with Lacrosse refs over terrible calls. This guy is on a fast track for Dad of the year. First he gets into a verbal fight with a bunch of high school kids. Then is so heated over it he updates Facebook with his desires of a deadly maser at the school. Pulls out the 75 exclamation points so we know he is serious. Goes with the standard, “I didn’t really mean it” apology… except if you’re a terrorist (which should be plural). And now is banned from the High School. Well done old man.
As a side now… How people still don’t grasp the reality of social media and it’s impact on your life is amazing to me. I will be coaching my kids on it early and often. Don’t do stupid shit online… b/c I Google every single person that I am thinking about hiring and if I see stupid shit, I don’t hire them. Its simple. And companies make a lot of money to try and bury a negative online reputation. Basically… this guy better hope he never has to search for a new job again. Though… based on the story, maybe his employment options are limited to begin with.