Wash. athlete's father accused of Facebook rant

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Associated Press

Posted on January 24, 2013 at 12:02 AM

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Police are investigating a Vancouver, Wash., father accused of a Facebook rant in which he reportedly hoped for a shooting at the school of an opposing prep basketball team.

Camas, Wash., School District athletic director Josh Gibson says the Tuesday night post followed an argument between the man and a group of Camas students as he was leaving the Camas High School gym after a game.

The Oregonian reports the post was made by the father of a player from Vancouver's 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 post was later deleted.

Gibson says the man has been barred from all Camas School District property.

Camas police say they are investigating.

Clark County sheriff's Sgt. Fred Neiman said a Skyview school resource officer interviewed the father and son Wednesday.

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