Students charged for alleged threat to Colorado Springs middle school

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Four middle school students and a high schooler were charged Monday for allegedly making a threat against a District 11 school.

Police say the students posed for a photo on social media holding what looked like guns and wrote a caption warning people not to go to Sabin Middle School the next day.

The Colorado Springs Police Department was alerted to the social media post Sunday evening, and security was increased at the school Monday morning as a precaution.

Sabin Middle School staff, District 11 security and CSPD's School Resource Officer Unit studied screenshots of the post and were able to identify the students. Those students were then questioned with their parents present and later charged with interference with school staff/faculty/students, a misdemeanor. One of the students involved already had an unrelated warrant and was booked into Spring Creek Youth Services Center; police did not say if that person was the older student or one of the middle schoolers.

Four of the students involved were from Sabin Middle School, and the fifth was from Doherty High School.