Police stopped attack at Trinidad High School
TRINIDAD, Colo. — Police in Trinidad say they stopped a plot by two teenagers to open fire at their high school.
The school resource officer at Trinidad High School got a tip about the attack being planned by two boys ages 15 and 16 that was supposed to happen after a winter break, said Police Chief Charles Glorioso, the AP reported.
Both teens have been arrested. Since the teens are minors, they will not be identified.
Glorioso said extra security was at the school Thursday, the last day of classes before break.
Investigators learned the 15-year-old had been bullied and had idolized the Columbine High School and Aurora theater shootings.
Details about the attack were not released. Glorioso said the teens had been planning for about a month and a half. It’s not yet clear if they had acquired any weapons.