BOULDER, Colo. (KDVR) — Police are investigating a threat at Fairview High School in Boulder where one suspect is now in custody.
The Boulder Police Department said that its officers were investigating a threat at Fairview High School located at 1515 Greenbriar Blvd. on Wednesday morning, and now, an 18-year-old man has been arrested and booked into Boulder County Jail.
According to BPD, Esteban Yegian, 18, made two posts to social media just before 9 a.m. on Wednesday that contained threats of violence directed toward Fairview HS.
Police verified that Yegian is not a student at Fairview HS.
After investigators with BPD contacted Yegian, they searched his home and found a BB gun, which they collected as part of the investigation.
Esteban Yegian has since been charged with:
- Misdemeanor Interfering with Staff, Faculty and/or Students of an educational institution
- Felony Inciting Destruction of Life or Property
- Misdemeanor Harassment
Parents expressed frustration Wednesday over the speed of which information was released by the district.
In a letter to the community Wednesday, saying in part:
BVSD was able to quickly verify that the suspect was not a current student at the school. It took some additional time for law enforcement to establish other facts, including the identity of students threatened, credibility of the threat and location of the suspect.
We were in touch with our colleagues at BVSD throughout the situation and as soon as factual information was established a communication was drafted and sent to the Fairview community.
We have heard feedback and concerns from the Fairview community and understand that many would have preferred to receive an immediate alert regarding the threat. BVSD followed our practice during this type of situation, waiting until the facts were established. While we understand that social media moves very quickly – it would be irresponsible for BVSD to send information that hasn’t been vetted.