2 teens charged with felony for threat at Peyton High School

2 teens charged with felony for threat at Peyton High School

PEYTON, Colo. - Two teenage boys are facing felony charges Thursday after making a threat against another student and Peyton High School.

According to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, the teens were booked into the Spring Creek Youth Services Center as opposed to being cited and released to their parents.

The teens, who weren't identified, are accused of making a credible threat against another student and the school as a whole. The sheriff's office didn't say when the threat was made, but the students were arrested Thursday.

They were charged with class-six felony inciting destruction of life or property and a misdemeanor charge for interference with an educational institution.

The investigation is still ongoing.


"It was terrifying, absolutely terrifying," said Nicole Rolenc, a parent. 

Rolenc's 6-year-old daughter goes to Peyton Elementary School, which was put on lockdown after the threats were reported.

"It's scary because they are both in such close proximity to each other," she said.

The threats were reported to the sheriff's office Thursday morning and the two students were taken into custody.

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