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Telluride High School reopens following "Columbine-style" threats

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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.

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