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Friday, January 25, 2013 - Page updated at 04:30 p.m.
Athlete's father accused of Facebook rant
The Associated Press
No charges will be filed against a Vancouver, Wash.-area father who ranted on Facebook that he was hoping for a shooting at the nearby school of an opposing prep basketball team.
The Camas police department says the 39-year-old has apologized and acknowledged the stupidity of his Tuesday night rant during a game between Camas and Skyview high schools.
Although the post was discovered near the end of the basketball game, police were not notified until Wednesday.
He reportedly wrote: "Camas fans!!!!! Worst in the league!!!! I hope someone shoots up their school really soon!!!!!!!!!!"
Camas Police Sgt. Scot Boyles says the man's actions were alarming, but did not reach the level of criminal action.
Boyles says the man has been banned from all Camas and Vancouver school district property.
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