Teen threatens school in Montrose

A 14-year-old boy is suspected of threatening Columbine Middle School in Montrose, according to the Montrose Police Department.

Officers received a tip from a student Friday about a possible threat to the school, said Cmdr. Tim Cox.

Investigators spoke to the boy and found it was a credible threat, Cox said, though the boy was not taken into police custody. The boy will likely be charged with interfering with staff of an educational facility.

Cox said he could not disclose more details of the case while the investigation was ongoing.

"Wejust really want to praise the student who came forward with this," Cox said.

Montrose County School District did not look at closing Columbine Middle School because the threat was investigated so quickly over the weekend, said Director of Safety Jim Pavlich.

District leaders are looking at disciplinary action against the student, Pavlich said.

"This concern came to us through a student, and it's a great example of how you can keep each other safe in the community and get people help that you're concerned about," he said.

Escaped prisoner is recaptured

A man who escaped from the minimum-security state prison in Delta three weeks ago was apprehended near Whitewater on Sunday, according to the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Adam Loehr, 44, was arrested around 12:30 p.m. by the Delta Correctional Center Search Team and the Office of the Inspector General after corrections officials said they got a tip he was near Whitewater. He was discovered missing during an inmate count late on the night of March 9.

Loehr was serving time for convictions for attempt to influence a public officer, criminal impersonation, substance abuse and menacing out of El Paso County.

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