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One in custody as 'Columbine-style' threat probed in Telluride

One in custody as 'Columbine-style' threat probed in Telluride Photo: San Miguel Sheriff's Office Twitter account

The Associated Press
November 27, 2017 01:41 PM

TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) - One student has been taken into protective custody and at least five others are being questioned as authorities investigate a "Columbine-style threat" against a high school in a Colorado ski resort town.

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Telluride High School was closed Monday as members of various law enforcement agencies searched the building in the town about 330 miles southwest of Denver.

In a statement, the Telluride Marshal's Department said a student notified school staff about a possible threat Sunday afternoon. It said investigators learned about a threat being discussed on Snapchat to shoot students at the school Monday. They later discovered another threat to detonate explosives around the school.

The department said a rifle and handgun were found in the home of the student taken into custody.

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