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Columbus High School Student's Disturbing Music Video Sparks Homeland Security Investigation

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Christopher Columbus High School student has been suspended after posting an offensive homemade music video that some found to be threatening.

The video is so disturbing that the Miami-Dade Police Department turned the investigation over to their Homeland Security Bureau.

In the video, the young person, who appears to be wearing a Columbus High School shirt, is lip-syncing to a rap song. As the sounds of gunshots go off on the track, the student, making a gun gesture, eliminates graphics with names of high schools in the area, including Marjory Stoneman Douglas.

The student made the video on the social media app TikTok and shared it online.

"I am pretty sure it was probably just supposed to be like as comedy, but it was taken too far," said student Zein. "It was taken way too far with Stoneman Douglas."

The school administration released a statement, which read:

"Christopher Columbus High School is fully investigating an incident involving a student and the making of an inappropriate, offensive and unacceptable music video. We have met with and are continuing to be in contact with everyone involved, including law enforcement.

As a school, we take this matter very seriously and do not condone this type of behavior. There has been full cooperation from all parties involved. Rest assured that the matte is being handled appropriately. As always, the security and safety of our students is our utmost priority."

Later in the evening, the school released another statement that they had "taken the proper disciplinary actions" and that the student was "suspended pending a thorough investigation."

At this point, there has been no word of any changes filed against the student.

According To Florida Statute 836.10, "Any person who makes, posts, or transmits a threat in a writing or other record, including an electronic record, to conduct a mass shooting or an act of terrorism, in any manner that would allow another person to view the threat, commits a felony of the second degree."

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