Teen, 15, arrested for threat to Summit High School

Posted at 8:01 AM, Apr 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-05 10:01:42-04

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – A 15-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday after making written threats to Summit High School, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities were notified of the threat just before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The sheriff’s office says threatening notes were posted on lockers at the high school.

Surveillance video at the school captured the boy putting the notes on the lockers. He was identified and arrested Wednesday afternoon at his Silverthorne home, according to the sheriff’s office.

The boy will be charged with interference with staff, faculty or students of an educational institution and menacing, the sheriff’s office said.

Sheriff Jaime FitzSimmons said there will be additional officers at the high school for safety and security purposes Thursday morning, but that authorities believe there is no immediate threat to students.

“Based on the investigation today there is no immediate threat to Summit High School students and staff,” FitzSimmons said in a statement Wednesday night. “I commend the quick and coordinated actions that led to one arrest. Our investigation is continuing tonight and we are interviewing other individuals that may be involved.”