Crime

Dec 20, 2013 12:21 PM by David Randall

Police: Trinidad HS student planned school shooting

TRINIDAD - Felony warrants have been issued for two students for allegedly planning a school shooting after winter break, according to a Trinidad City Administrator.  Thursday, Trinidad Police got word that a 15-year-old male student was making threats about "shooting up" Trinidad High School.  Officers interviewed the student in question and he told them that he hadn't made any threats.  

On Thursday, Trinidad schools were placed on "lock-down" and then "lock-out" status until it was determined that the student wasn't at school.

According to police, after speaking with students and teachers at Trinidad High School, officers learned that the student did indeed make the threats.  They also learned that he, and a 16-year-old male student had made plans to shoot students and teachers at Trinidad High School some time after the winter break.

Officers say that the 15-year-old had been bullied and had made statements that he idolized the Columbine shooters and the Aurora Theater shooter.

Warrants have been issued for the arrest of both students.  They will be charged with Interference with School-Credible Threat, a class 1 misdemeanor, and Inciting Destruction of Life or Property, a class 6 felony.

 

 

 

 

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