Students investigated over alleged threats |

Students investigated over alleged threats

Two Colorado students were suspended and two others were expelled in separate incidents involving threats or hit lists, authorities said.In Craig, police opened an investigation after two students at Moffat County High School were accused of making threats, authorities said Tuesday. The students were suspended.In Glenwood Springs, two students at Glenwood Springs Middle School were expelled after authorities found two lists of names labeled “hit list.”Craig police Chief Walt Vanatta said investigators have turned up no evidence the Moffat High students had access to weapons.”That doesn’t mean they couldn’t get something,” Vanatta said. “There were no overt acts to carry out a plan.”Three witnesses told Craig investigators they had seen what they described as a hit list and said it had been compiled by the teens, police said. The list, which included the names of one student and one teacher, has not been recovered, authorities said.Vanatta said results of the police investigation could be turned over to prosecutors by the end of the week for a decision on whether to file charges.In Glenwood Springs, middle school principal Brad Ray said Tuesday that a teacher had confiscated one hit list and another was found later.Ray said the two expelled students – both seventh-grade boys – were simply venting frustration and had made “a horrible mistake.He and Police Chief Terry Wilson said there did not appear to be an imminent threat or any intent to harm anyone.”Both boys understood the severity of their mistake,” Ray said. “We’ve given them better ways to cope.”

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