BOULDER, Colo. – The Boulder Police Department has arrested a teenager in connection to threats of violence made against city schools this week.
On the morning of Tuesday, May 24, officers received information that a 14-year-old male student made threats of a school shooting at Casey Middle School during continuation celebrations on Thursday, May 26, as well as other possible threats of violence. Officers immediately began an investigation and coordinated with the Boulder Valley School District to provide an increased police presence around the school to keep the community safe.
This afternoon with the assistance of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, detectives executed a search warrant at the teen’s home in the Town of Superior and arrested the teen on a felony charge of inciting destruction of life or property and a misdemeanor charge of interference of staff or students of educational institutions. He was taken into custody without incident around 6 p.m. The investigation is ongoing.
“This type of situation is every parent’s worst nightmare, and we know our community felt this even more profoundly considering what happened in Texas yesterday. We take every threat seriously and our officers and detectives worked overnight with the FBI Denver Field Office and the District Attorney’s Office following up on these tips to make this arrest. I’m proud of the work they did to keep our community safe,” Deputy Chief of Operations Stephen Redfearn said.
Anyone with any information related to this investigation is asked to call Detective E. Burke at 303-441-4483 reference case 22-4890. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at https://nococrimestoppers.com/
As in every criminal case, these charges are an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.