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Grand Junction teen arrested, threatened to shoot up school, police say

Posted at 6:21 PM, Feb 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-16 21:19:19-05

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A 15-year-old Grand Junction High School student was arrested Thursday for allegedly making threats eluding to a mass shooting at the school.

The teen, whose name has not been released because he is a juvenile, was placed into the custody of the Department of Youth Corrections on several charges.

According to a Grand Junction Police release, school administrators contacted police after they became aware of the alleged threats the male teen suspect made during a conversation with another student.

He is facing charges of disorderly conduct, interference with staff, faculty, or students of educational institutions, and inciting destruction of life or property. 

The arrest was made just a day after the Florida school shooting that claimed the lives of 17.