Quantcast

Telluride High School reopens following "Columbine-style" threat - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Telluride High School reopens following "Columbine-style" threats

Posted: Updated:
TELLURIDE -

Telluride High School is back open Tuesday after multiple social media threats caused the school to close Monday.

The San Miguel County Sheriff's Office said the sheriff is confident there is no threat to public safety, but there were officers and deputies at the school as it reopened.

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.

Deputies and agents searched the school and its grounds Monday afternoon. Deputies said no guns or explosives were found.

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 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.

WEATHER
Drive the Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • More than 18,000 sign petition to remove giant photo frame

    More than 18,000 sign petition to remove giant photo frame

    Sunday, December 17 2017 11:57 PM EST2017-12-18 04:57:54 GMT
    The fight by some to remove the new blue frame at Garden of the Gods Park continues.  As of Sunday night, there were more than 18,000 signatures for an online petition to get rid of the structure.  "Hideous" and "vandalism" are just some of the words people are using to describe the display.  However, it's not all negative feedback. Several people told News 5 on Sunday that they like the frame and are against the petition.  Jeffery Jones sai...
    The fight by some to remove the new blue frame at Garden of the Gods Park continues.  As of Sunday night, there were more than 18,000 signatures for an online petition to get rid of the structure.  "Hideous" and "vandalism" are just some of the words people are using to describe the display.  However, it's not all negative feedback. Several people told News 5 on Sunday that they like the frame and are against the petition.  Jeffery Jones sai...
  • Police: Death of Canadian billionaires 'suspicious'

    Police: Death of Canadian billionaires 'suspicious'

    Sunday, December 17 2017 5:21 PM EST2017-12-17 22:21:07 GMT
    Police tape surrounds the home where billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in the north Toronto mansion on Friday, Dec. 16. Police are investigating the deaths as suspicious. (AP Photo/Robert Gillies)Police tape surrounds the home where billionaire Barry Sherman and his wife were found dead in the north Toronto mansion on Friday, Dec. 16. Police are investigating the deaths as suspicious. (AP Photo/Robert Gillies)

    TORONTO (AP) - Investigators are awaiting the results of autopsies performed on Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife before determining the next steps in the ongoing probe into their suspicious deaths. 

    TORONTO (AP) - Investigators are awaiting the results of autopsies performed on Toronto billionaire and philanthropist Barry Sherman and his wife before determining the next steps in the ongoing probe into their suspicious deaths. 

  • 9-year-old dies in possible drowning at hotel

    9-year-old dies in possible drowning at hotel

    Sunday, December 17 2017 6:24 PM EST2017-12-17 23:24:22 GMT
    Possible drowning at hotel poolPossible drowning at hotel pool

    Around 8:15 p.m. Saturday night, Colorado Springs Police Officers responded to a call about a possible drowning at the Hotel Elegante on South Circle Drive. 

    Around 8:15 p.m. Saturday night, Colorado Springs Police Officers responded to a call about a possible drowning at the Hotel Elegante on South Circle Drive. 

Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2017, KOAA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?