Students involved in Nazi-themed group chat won’t be charged by Boulder police

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BOULDER, Colo. -- At least five high school students in Boulder have been expelled after investigators discovered a Nazi-themed group chat on Facebook, according to the Boulder Daily Camera. However, they will not face criminal charges.

The chat group, called the "4th Reich's Official Group Chat," advocated killing African-Americans and Jews, the newspaper reported.

The newspaper cited police as saying about 15 students from different schools were part of the group.

The schools include Boulder High School, Centaurus High School in Lafayette, Monarch High School in Louisville, Pomona High School in Arvada and Colorado Mountain College.

Investigators found out about the group after a student at Boulder Preparatory charter school took his own life on Sept. 21.

The newspaper cited a report as saying he killed himself "to show his allegiance to the Nazi party and the killing of Jewish people."

The Boulder Valley School District said in a statement the Boulder Police Department investigated the comments made in the Facebook group and decided not to file criminal charges.

The newspaper cited the police report as saying there was "no evidence or documentation to support there being any credible threat."

"Boulder Valley School District administered appropriate responsive action with the students involved.  Any information involving interaction with these students regarding this matter is confidential under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)," school officials said.

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