Two 13-year-old male students in Colorado Springs, Colorado, were arrested on Friday after officials learned that they created an alleged kill list against their classmates, as well as school staff, and were making plans to carry out those threats, according to Fox 21 News.
Lt. Howard Black with the Colorado Springs Police Department stated that they launched an investigation on Wednesday, October 4, after receiving an anonymous tip that two students, whose names have not been released due to their ages, were messaging each other online about a plot to kill their classmates and staff at Sabin Middle School.
Black did not elaborate on how many students and staff members were on the alleged kill list.
Authorities say that the two Sabin Middle School students were arrested after weapons were discovered at their homes and messages were found, which reportedly discussed how they were going to carry out the threats.
The students were booked into the juvenile detention center at Spring Creek Youth Services Center on felony charges of inciting destruction of life or property and conspiracy.
School administrators and police officials did not say if either student had a history of troubled behavior.
Police say they contacted every staff member whose name was on the supposed kill list, as well as other adults associated with the students on the list.
Parents were terrified after learning that two students at Sabin Middle School created an alleged kill list and were discussing a way to execute those threats.
One parent stated that she doesn’t know what’s going on with children today. It seems as though they have “too much time on their hands and not enough supervision.”
In a letter sent home to families, the principal at Sabin Middle School reassured parents that “there is no longer a threat to students and staff.”
Black stated that officials with the Colorado Springs Police Department are confident that they have arrested all persons involved in creating the kill list, and they are not looking for any other suspects, the Denver Post reports.
School officials are now asking parents to monitor their children’s social media account and online activity.
If anyone has information regarding the purported kill list that was created by two Sabin Middle School students, you are urged to contact the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000, or a Crime Stoppers tip line at 719-634-7867 or 1-800-222-8477.
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