Arrest made in threat against high school

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Douglas County Sheriff's Office patrol cars outside ThunderRidge High School, Highlands Ranch, Colo.

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — A ThunderRidge High School student was arrested Tuesday in relation to a threat made against the school, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

“The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Douglas County School District,  received information in reference to a threat against ThunderRidge High School students and staff,” a sheriff’s office statement said.

Both ThunderRidge and Ranch View Middle School went on lock out Tuesday afternoon because of the “safety concern.” The schools are right next to each other.

“A juvenile male (ThunderRidge Student) was taken into custody on suspicion of  Interference with Staff, Faculty, or Students of Educational Institutions,” the statement said.

The nature of the threat has not been released.

A lock out means security is increased, doors around the outside of the schools are locked and everyone must use the main entrance and show identification in order to enter the buildings.

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