A Mitchell High School student is accused of threatening violence toward his school while in class Tuesday, said Devra Ashby, School District 11 spokeswoman.
The boy said he was joking, but "kids around him felt uncomfortable," so the threat was reported to police about 11:40 a.m., Ashby said.
The student, who won't be identified because he is a juvenile, was cited with interference with staff, faculty or students of an educational institution and was released to his family "with their full cooperation," police said.
He also will face disciplinary consequences from the school at 1205 Potter Drive in east Colorado Springs, Ashby said.
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