DougCo students arrested for reporting false threats against school

DOUGLAS COUNTY - Two Douglas County Schools students have been arrested for reporting fabricated threats against their schools in an attempt to shut them down on Thursday, the anniversary of the Columbine shooting.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Douglas County School District said that all of the rumored threats were investigated and were found to be non-credible. 

It was during the investigation that the sheriff's office said they discovered the students were hoping to close down the schools on the anniversary of the Columbine shooting with the fictitious threats. 

On Thursday, two students were arrested for making the false reports. One student is being charged with false reporting to authorities, a class three misdemeanor. The other student is facing the same charge, as well as interference at an educational institution, another misdemeanor, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a class four felony. 

There were no details released as to what the specific threats were or which schools were affected.

The sheriff's office and school district are asking parents to remind their students about the seriousness of making false reports and spreading online rumors. They also urge students to contact them immediately if they hear of a threat they think might be credible.

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