According to the Associated Press, a male minor allegedly threatened Telluride’s main secondary school on Monday via a snapchat post whose purpose was anything but social.
The snapchat post included a threat to detonate explosives at one of the district schools as well as a reference to the tragic 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO in which some 13 people died. So far, no formal charges have been filed and the investigation is ongoing.
On Monday, the superintendent closed schools in the area as authorities scoured the campuses. They did not find any explosives or firearms on school ground but they did put the minor in question into ‘protective custody.’ Officers later found a handgun and rifle at the student’s home. The schools have since reopened.
Find the entire Associated Press article here: Student Arrested and FBI Called After Tip About ‘Columbine-Style’ Attack, Police Say