School Threat Arrest

By: AP
By: AP

An Englewood teenager is being held on a half-million-dollars' bond after he allegedly threatened to "shoot up" Englewood High School and "take hostages."

Officers arrested Blake Grayson Hicks Tuesday after a number of students saw him on school grounds, and reported threats they claim he'd made during the past month.

Hicks had previously been suspended from the school for discipline problems. Students say they didn't report earlier threats to "shoot up the school and take hostages" because they didn't think he was serious.

Police say they found a semiautomatic .22-caliber rifle, 280 rounds of ammunition, a paintball gun and several CO2 cartridges in the back of his car.

Hicks is jailed on suspicion of interference with an educational institution.


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