PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Oregon State Sen. Ginny Burdick allegedly received a death threat over comments she made after the Reynolds High School shooting.
In a statement Burdick made Thursday, she said Jared Padgett’s parents should be held criminally responsible for not securing the firearms the 15-year-old used to kill a student and injure a teacher at Reynolds High School Tuesday.
Burdick, a Portland Democrat, is an advocate for gun law reform and has introduced bills that would make allowing a minor access to guns a criminal offense.
Details of the death threat have not been revealed, but in a statement released Saturday, Portland Mayor Charlie Hales gave his endorsement for Burdick’s position.
“Senator Burdick stands for a safer Oregon and I , as Mayor, I stand with the Senator,” Hales wrote.
“I share her sorrow and her anger over these unimaginable acts of violence.”
Hales also said the state and Portland Police Bureau have been contacted because of the threat.