Colorado State University – Pueblo students identified as authors of threatening note


Colorado State University – Pueblo students identified as authors of threatening note

PUEBLO – The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office has identified two individuals who have admitted to being the authors of the written bomb and shooting threat found early Tuesday in the Occhiato University Center at Colorado State University-Pueblo.

The two freshmen students are off-campus residents from Pueblo. The Sheriff’s Office indicated that the students were identified thanks to a tip from another student. Sheriff Kirk Taylor said there was no evidence to suggest that the students had the capacity to carry out the threat.

The Sheriff’s Office will remain at increased staffing throughout the weekend, even though there is no longer a viable threat to campus. The students have been suspended until their hearings occur.

Specific details on the case and resulting charges will be released by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office as they become available.

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