Student arrested for Wheat Ridge HS threat

The student made the threat on social media.

WHEAT RIDGE - A student has been taken into custody for a threat made against Wheat Ridge High School on social media Sunday night.

Police say they found no evidence that the student took any steps to carry out the threat. The student currently faces a interference charge involving staff, faulty or students of an educational facility.

School went on as normal Monday, but there were additional security officers on hand – in addition to the usual Wheat Ridge PD school resource officer.

Sara Spaulding, a spokesperson for Wheat Ridge Police, could not say the gender or age of the student who was arrested.

Parents received a letter about the incident on Monday morning from Principal Griff Wirth.

In the letter, Wirth said Jefferson County security staff and local law enforcement spent the night investigating the threat. He also thanked the community for reporting what they saw.

Authorities did not say which social network the threat was posted on, or what exactly the nature of it was.

Students can report security concerns anonymously via the Safe2Tell program at 1-877-542-7233 or online at https://safe2tell.org.
 

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