Student arrested for threat against Wheat Ridge High School

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — A student was arrested after making a threat against Wheat Ridge High School on social media, the Wheat Ridge Police Department said.

A police spokeswoman did not release the name, age and gender of the student, but said they are being charged with interference with staff, faculty or students of an educational facility.

Police said they found no evidence the student took steps toward carrying out the threat.

In a letter to parents, principal Griff Wirth said the threat was made Sunday and the threat has been “neutralized” by Jefferson County security staff and police.

Classes will proceed as normal on Monday, but there will be additional security on campus.

“I realize this type of situation is alarming, but this is why we have safety and security protocols in place,” Wirth said in the letter. “I want to be sure you know we are aware of the concerns, we have taken action, and we will not subject our students to any undue risk.”