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Lafayette Police Department investigating possible threat against Centaurus High School

Threat has not yet been deemed credible by police
Centaurus High School
Posted at 8:42 AM, Sep 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-08 19:41:31-04

LAFAYETTE, Colo. — Police are investigating a possible threat against Centaurus High School, but have not yet deemed it credible.

The Boulder Valley School District said it learned about the anonymous threat overnight and the Lafayette Police Department is looking into where it stemmed from and if it was intended as a threat.

In a letter sent to staff, families and students Tuesday morning, Centaurus High School Principal Daniel Ryan said a message was posted on social media Monday evening that "indicated vaguely that something would happen today '@CHS' and included emojis of a weapon."

A community member alerted police.

"Again, at this time we do not have an indication that there is a credible threat, but we ask for all members of our community to be vigilant. As always, if you See Something, Say Something to a school administrator, law enforcement, or a trusted adult," the letter reads.

In another letter sent late Tuesday afternoon to the Centaurus High community, Ryan said there were "no developments to share, and there has not been any additional information that would raise our level of concern."

The Boulder Valley School District will have increased security at the school for the remainder of the week, Ryan wrote in the letter.

In an update Wednesday, the Lafayette Police Department said a juvenile suspect was identified and charged with interference with staff, faculty or students of educational institutions and harassment. No further information was provided.