A teenager has been arrested in Boulder this week for an investigation into alleged threats of violence against schools.
Boulder police said in a news release that on Tuesday, officers received information that a 14-year-old male student “threatened a school shooting at Casey Middle School during a sustained ceremony” as well as other potentially violent threats.
A criminal investigation began in conjunction with the Boulder Valley School District, and police increased staffing at the school, the release said.
On Wednesday afternoon, detectives, with the assistance of the sheriff’s office, executed a search warrant at the suspect’s Superior Home, and arrested him on investigation of destruction of life or property, a felony, and interference with staff or students of educational institutions. was done. , a misdemeanor.
The juvenile is in custody, and an investigation is underway, police said on Wednesday evening.
“This type of situation is every parent’s worst nightmare, and we know our community feels it even more deeply than what happened in Texas yesterday,” Deputy Chief of Operations Stephen Redfern said in the release. , alluding to the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, which killed 19 children and two adults at an elementary school. “We take every threat seriously and our officers and detectives worked overnight with the FBI Denver Field Office and the District Attorney’s Office to follow these tips to make this arrest.”
Anyone with any information about an ongoing investigation is asked to call Detective Burke at 303-441-4483, or call Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). is called for.