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Telluride High School reports "Columbine-style" threats

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School officials at Telluride High School reported multiple social media threats over the weekend causing the school to close Monday.

The San Miguel Sheriff's Office conducted a full sweep of the high school along with multiple agencies on Monday, and they confirm nothing was found. Sheriff deputies say rumors of a gun found at the school are not true.

Authorities said a student was taken into custody and another five are being questioned in connections to threats made on Snapchat Sunday.

The school said someone reported a Snapchat to school staff, in which a student made "Columbine Style" threats to shoot students at the high school the next day.

The school said it immediately contacted the Telluride Marshal's department, and the student was taken into custody about two hours after the initial report. Authorities said they recovered a rifle and a handgun from the student's home in Telluride.

The school said authorities learned about a second threat made on Snapchat Sunday night about explosives being placed around the school to be detonated Monday. The school's principal decided to close school Monday to further investigate both threats. 

Sheriff Deputies also say these rumors are false, as no explosives or guns have been found. 

The school said it anticipates it will be open Tuesday at the normal time, but it said it will notify parents of exact details.

The Telluride Marshal's Office is taking tips from any parent or student who might have information about the incident at 970-728-3818. The FBI, the San Miguel County Sheriff's Office and other local agencies are investigating.

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