On 01/14/14 just after 10am Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Littleton Fire Department and South Metro Fire Department responded to SkyView Academy on a call of a chemical device that ruptured.
We are not at liberty to discuss the specifics of the device, other than to say the chemical reaction found within the container caused the device to rupture… 10 patients were evaluated by emergency personnel on scene. 5 patients were transported to an area hospital as a precaution; 4 students and 1 teacher and 1 other child was transported by family (all patients have been medically cleared and released). No physical damage was sustained to the classroom or any other object. The incident occurred in a classroom (not a chemistry lab).
The initial investigation was to determine if this was a malicious or accidental event. The investigation is continuing; however through our ongoing investigation we have been able to determine this was not accidental and treating this as a criminal investigation.
Two juvenile males’ suspects have been taken into custody. Any decision on potential charges as a result of this incident will be made by the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s office
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the 18th Judicial District Attorneys Office are continuing the investigation which includes forensics, witness interviews and search warrants.
Because this is an ongoing juvenile investigation we are not at liberty to release any additional information, names or mug shots of those involved.
We would ask that parents of SkyView Academy talk with your students and if they have additional information related to this case to contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line 303-660-7579 or speak to their School Resource Officer.
SkyView Academy will have school tomorrow and we will have an increased officer presence.
No additional interviews will be conducted this evening as to not jeopardize this ongoing juvenile investigation.