An elementary school student is accused of writing a threatening message on a wall in a boys' bathroom in the school - the second school threat in a week in Widefield School District 3.
Another student reported the threat Tuesday, and administrators at Webster Elementary School "investigated, identified and secured the student who wrote the message, and took appropriate disciplinary action," the message says.
Law enforcement is working to determine the credibility of the threat.
"Students and staff were never in any danger, and we are confident that our school is safe," the message says. "We strongly encourage you to have a conversation with your child regarding school threats and the impact it has in our schools and our community. We take all threats very seriously and we are working with various community agencies to address these issues in the Pikes Peak Region."
A Widefield High School student was arrested Monday, accused of making a credible threat toward the school and three staff members, said Jacqueline Kirby, spokeswoman for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.
The boy, who won't be identified because he is a juvenile, was arrested on suspicion of inciting destruction of life or property, a felony, and interference with staff, faculty or students of an educational institution, a misdemeanor, Kirby said. He was booked into Spring Creek Youth Services Center.
He was overheard making the verbal threat Feb. 21, she said.
Contact Ellie Mulder: 636-0198