Threatening social media post made to Aspen School District poses no threat to community, superintendent says

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Aspen School District Superintendent Dave Baugh said a threat posted on social media on Sunday targeting Aspen schools did not pose a threat to the community.

Parents of Aspen School District students notified Baugh of a post made to the social media platform Snapchat over the weekend threatening the school district, he said. Baugh notified the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, who investigated the post and found it posed no threat to students or the surrounding community.

The post, which “referenced a shooting in the school,” according to a press release from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, was made by a student who does not live in Colorado. Pitkin County law enforcement is working with law enforcement in the area in which the student lives to determine appropriate criminal charges.

Baugh said the district “fully intends to press charges” once the sheriff’s investigation is complete.


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