Sen. Burdick threatened after Reynolds HS comment

A police officer stands guard as students arrived by bus at a shopping center parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
A police officer stands guard as students arrived by bus at a shopping center parking lot in Wood Village, Ore., after a shooting at Reynolds High School Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in nearby Troutdale. A gunman killed a student at the high school east of Portland Tuesday and the shooter is also dead, police said. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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.

Senator Ginny Burdick (left) and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales.
Senator Ginny Burdick (left) and Portland Mayor Charlie Hales.

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.

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