1 in custody as "Columbine-style" threat probed in Telluride

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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.

Telluride High School was closed Monday as members of various law enforcement agencies searched the building in the town about 330 miles (531 kilometers) 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.