COLORADO SPRINGS - Colorado Springs police have arrested two 13-year-old students accused of making threats to harm staff, students, and property at Sabin Middle School.
Police were called to investigate on October 4th. During the investigation, police said they’d learned the two students had established what they described as a "kill list" and through messaging were discussing how to carry out their threats.
Police say both 13-year-old male Sabin Middle School students were arrested and booked into Spring Creek for Inciting Destruction of Life or Property and Conspiracy. Investigators have identified all subjects involved in this plot.
Police have reached out to with all individuals, including parents and adults from the list named by the suspects were contacted by Colorado Springs Police Department investigators or were left voice messages for a return call. No weapons were found on school grounds. However, guns were collected in searches off campus.
A message was also sent to families of students at Sabin Middle, saying,
“Dear Sabin Families,
I wanted to make you aware of a recent serious situation that was investigated at Sabin last week.
The Colorado Springs Police Department, working with the D11 Security Department, investigated a significant threat to the school by two students. The police arrested the two Sabin students over the weekend as part of this investigation and determined that although this was a credible threat, with the arrests now made, there is no longer a threat to students and staff. Both students are being charged with felony offenses. We are thankful for the quick response from law enforcement, D11 security and the person who reported this threat. Rest assured, any and all individuals impacted by this plan have been directly notified by law enforcement. School District 11 is also taking appropriate steps regarding consequences, but due to privacy laws, we cannot give details.
Teachers did share this information with students today, and I encourage you to talk with your child about this situation. We have shared, and will continue to share that Safe 2 Tell is an anonymous way to report potential threats. Anyone may contact the school principal, or Safe 2 Tell by calling 1-877-542-723if they feel they need to report a potentially dangerous situation.
I appreciate the processes and procedures we have in place for students and staff to report to school administration any type of situation they feel is serious. If you have information directly related to the investigation, you are encouraged to call the non-emergency police line at (719) 444-7000.
As always, our counseling staff is available for your student to speak with if they feel like they need to talk with someone. I am also available to speak with parents and guardians about your questions and concerns, but please understand that I am not able to share many details of this investigation. As we move through this school year, I encourage us all to look out for and care for one another as we maintain a safe and academic environment at Sabin.
Principal Sabin Middle School”