August 7, 2019

The Bay County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a video today that had been posted on social media by a local student. The video contained racially offensive language and statements that caused concern.

BCSO Criminal Investigations immediately conducted an investigation into the video. Contact has been made with the person who created the video and his parents.

After conducting the investigation, it has been concluded that, in spite of the deeply offensive comments made by the person in the video, no crime has been committed. During the video, statements made were found to be in reference to acts the person would take within their home, if necessary, to protect their home.

BCSO investigators have notified authorities at Bay District Schools of the outcome of the investigation.

Sheriff Tommy Ford wants the public to know that with the start of the new school year, extra BCSO personnel will be on school campuses next week to ensure the safety of children and school employees.


Prepared by R. Corley

Information by Capt. J. Daffin

Approved by Chief J. Heape