Item that prompted search of school was ‘explosive in nature’

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LITTLETON, Colo. — A device found at the home of a Chatfield High School student Wednesday was “explosive in nature,” according to Jefferson County officials.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Techmeyer said a device was found at the home in the 10600 block of Dakan Mountain Road. The bomb squad took care of it and there were no evacuations ordered.

The school and the home are more than a mile apart.

A letter from the school to parents says a student who is not enrolled at the school right now owned the device found at the house.

The school was searched and nothing was found. Two adults and one juvenile questioned by police in the case.