High school student in custody as “Columbine-style” threat probed in Telluride | SteamboatToday.com

High school student in custody as “Columbine-style” threat probed in Telluride

One student has been taken into protective custody and at least five others are being questioned as authorities investigate a “Columbine-style threat” against a high school in a Colorado ski resort town.

Telluride High School was closed Monday as members of various law enforcement agencies searched the building in the town about 330 miles southwest of Denver.

In a statement, the Telluride Marshal’s Department said a student notified school staff about a possible threat Sunday afternoon. It said investigators learned about a threat being discussed on Snapchat to shoot students at the school Monday. They later discovered another threat to detonate explosives around the school.

The department said a rifle and handgun were found in the home of the Telluride High student taken into custody.

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