Details of charges teens may face in SkyView Academy explosive incident released

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. - Possible charges against two juvenile males accused in an incident at SkyView Academy were detailed Wednesday. The two students were arrested on suspicion of possession, use, or removal of explosives or incendiary devices in SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch.

The charter school is located at 6161 Business Center Drive.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office investigation into the Tuesday incident is continuing and will be forwarded to the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office for review and final determination of charges.

The sheriff's office said no additional information is being released at this time as they are prohibited from discussing the evidence in this case pursuant to the rules regarding pre-trial publicity.

Outside the school, classmates told 7NEWS a student had added a chemical to a water bottle to create an explosion. Four students and one teacher were hospitalized after the incident.

The Sheriff's Office described it initially as "some type of chemical device that went off."

"We are not at liberty to discuss the specifics of the device, other than to say the chemical reaction found within the container caused the device to rupture," the sheriff's office later posted online.

After the device went off, 10 patients were evaluated by emergency personnel at the school. Five students and one teacher were treated at the hospital for "chemical type, respiratory type issues" and released, said sheriff's office spokesman Sgt. Ron Hanavan.

Students were initially told to evacuate the school, but were later brought back inside to the gym, where they could stay warm on a chilly day. Parents were notified to pick their children up from there.

Five students and a teacher were treated at a nearby hospital, then released.

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