KEENESBURG, Colo. — Two more Weld Central High School students were arrested Friday night after police learned of new alleged threats against the school.
Late afternoon Friday, the school resource deputy stationed at Weld Central High School learned of possible teen suspects who were allegedly threatening to carry out an attack at the school, according to the Weld County Sheriff’s Office.
Upon discovering the new threats, law enforcement arrested the two students and booked them into the Platte Valley Youth Detention facility on charges of interference with staff, faculty or students of an educational institution.
Deputies said the two new arrests are not believed to be a part of the initial plan of school violence that led to the arrest of three students on Monday. However, they did say the recent suspects are associated with being members of a group identified as a “gang.”
The two juveniles arrested Friday may have been trying to pick up where their three colleagues had left off, added deputies.
The Weld County Sheriff’s Office said they are applying additional resources to the investigation and will continue to provide heightened security measures through the end of the school year.
Throughout the investigation, deputies reported that no acts of violence against students, faculty or staff have been identified.
Deputies were unable to provide further details in this investigation.