10-year-old accused of making threatening calls to Denver teachers

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DENVER -- A mother of a young boy came forward over the weekend, telling FOX31 Denver her son has been accused of issuing a threat to shoot students and teachers at school.

A source confirmed that the 10-year-old boy is accused of leaving threatening voicemails to teachers at Maramma Elementary School near Green Valley Ranch in Denver.

The boy has not been charged with a crime, but his mom says police went looking for him at a relative's house over the weekend. Officers wouldn't tell her why they were looking for her son.

Students will not be coming to campus on Monday because school is out for President’s Day. Police are continuing their investigation.

The 10-year-old student's mother says there must have been a mistake or someone posing as her son, because she believe there is no way her son could have done this.

In addition to the child, we are not identifying the mother, per her wishes. The visit from police left the her and the family member watching her son confused and scared.

“She (my relative) called me right away freaking out, asking if my babies were okay,” the boy’s mother said. “We were all at home watching movies.”

A source says someone who identified himself as the 10-year-old in question left frightening voicemails at the school, threatening to shoot both teachers and students.

“I don't think my son would do that if he was lying to me,” the mother said. “I would know.”

The boy's mother says there are no guns in her house. Calls made to officials at Maramma Elementary had not yet bee returned as of Monday morning.

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