Highlands Ranch, Colorado – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a threat against Mountain Vista High School on Saturday, December 12, 2015. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office acted immediately and has determined there was a credible threat, which has resulted in two 16-year-old females who attend Mountain Vista High School being identified. Both females have been apprehended and placed in secured facilities. Pending charge(s) include Conspiracy to Commit First Degree Murder.
Sheriff Tony Spurlock wants the public to know, “We take these types of threats extremely seriously and will take all efforts necessary to ensure the safety of our schools, students, and teachers. We thank the Douglas County School District for all their assistance during the investigation.”
This is an open and ongoing investigation; detectives are actively working this case in cooperation with the 18th District Attorney’s Office and the Douglas County School District to ensure the safety of all students. At this time we believe the situation has been contained and the threat disrupted.
If you have any information that pertains to this case, please contact the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at 303-660-7500. For non-emergent information, call the Major Case Tipline at 303-660-7579.
No further information is available at this time.
Sgt. Lori Bronner