Juvenile arrested in connection to threats made at Rangeview High School
AURORA, Colo. — A male juvenile in connection to a threat made at Rangeview High School was arrested Thursday, the Aurora Police Department said.
Extra security was in place at the school after reports of a threat against a teacher.
The Aurora Police Department school resource officers for Rangeview received a report of a threat made by an unknown person via email Wednesday. During the investigation, it was determined the threat was not credible, but police had extra security in place on campus as a precaution.
Police said an unidentified person made the alleged threats by reportedly hacking into the teacher’s email. Police worked to identify the individual who made the threat and were able to arrest the suspect Thursday.
He has been charged with interference with staff, faculty or students of educational institutions, police said.
Word of the threat spread quickly on social media among students, parents and teachers. Some parents reportedly maintained they would not send their children to the school on Thursday.
There were reports that some teachers are concerned about safety at the school and might conduct a “sickout.” According to Aurora Public Schools, only three teachers were out sick at Rangeview on Thursday.
The school has said it takes any possible threat very seriously, and the safety of students and staff is the top priority. The school was open and classes began as usual at 7:30 a.m.
The case is still under investigation as detectives continue to conduct interviews.