17-year-old arrested for Niwot High School hit list, bomb threat
Police investigate at Niwot High school on Jan. 11 after classes were cancelled due to a bomb threat and a discovered 'hit list.'
NIWOT, Colo. — Police arrested a 17-year-old student from Niwot High School Tuesday night, saying he made a hit list with names of his classmates on it and issued a bomb threat last week.
The suspect, whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile, is being charged with one count of false reporting of explosives, a class 6 felony, and one count of interference with staff, faculty or students of an educational institution, a class 1 misdemeanor.
He is being held in a Boulder County jail without bond.
The Boulder County Sheriff’s office reported that an employee at Niwot High School first reported finding a threatening note written on a wall in the school on Jan. 7.
On Jan. 10, two students handed over a letter they found at the school, which was “threatening in nature,” identified approximately 22 students and “implied a risk to their safety,” according to police.
The Boulder County Sheriff’s office said it was able to identify a suspect with the help of tips from the public and physical evidence found in the school.