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Teenage girl arrested after threats prompted lockdown at Brighton High School

The threats also prompted lockouts at several area schools.
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BRIGHTON, Colo. — Police have arrested a 17-year-old girl accused of making false reports that caused a lockdown at Brighton High School last month, as well as lockouts at 11 area schools.

According to a release from the Brighton Police Department, school resource officers received an anonymous report just after 11:15 a.m. on April 19 of threatening statements made by a male party to friends over social media.

While that report was being investigated, another report came in stating that a student had seen another student loading a gun in a bathroom. Information from that second report prompted an escalated police response to the situation, police said. 

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An investigation revealed there was never any real or credible danger to students, according to police, and a warrant was obtained for the arrest of the teenage girl on a felony charge of making a false report of explosives, weapons, or harmful substances, as well as misdemeanor charges of harassment and interference with staff, faculty, or students of educational institutions. 

The girl's name is not being released because she is a juvenile.

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