Crime

DCSO: Students falsely reported threats to shut down schools

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. - A couple of students were arrested on Thursday, the anniversary of the Columbine shooting, after they made false reports just to shut down school.

The Douglas County School District told the Sheriff's Office that there had been rumored threats being made to some of the schools in the district throughout the day. 

After further investigation, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office found that students were falsely reporting threats to try and shut down school for the day. 

Two students were arrested for false reporting, which is a class-3 misdemeanor. One of them was also charged with interference with staff, faculty, or students at an educational institution, which is a class 1 misdemeanor, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, which is a class 4 felony.

 


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