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Teacher, student arrested in school bomb threat

Associated Press

Fountain, Colo. — A teacher and a student have been arrested after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of 300 people at a private Colorado boarding school.

The Gazette reports that the 46-year-old technology director at the Fountain Valley School and a 16-year-old student were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of charges including terrorist training activities, possession and use of a hoax incendiary device and conspiracy.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says a device found at the school about 10 miles south of Colorado Springs was rendered safe.

The evacuated students and faculty were taken to a nearby church after the threat was made and remained there for about six hours.

The school is located on a former ranch and has about 235 students, a mix of both boarding and day students.