A teacher found an explosive device in an area of the school that is highly crowded by students, on Monday at Centaurus High School in Lafayette according to police.
The investigators described the device as “unsophisticated” and “Similar to a pipe bomb”, but potentially could have seriously injured students. On Tuesday, the Police confirmed the arrest of a 16-year-old who planted the device. On Monday night at a news conference the Police mentioned that a teacher found the device removed from the building shortly after it was placed. This teacher is being greatly commended for this action.
In an email to parents, the Boulder Valley School District said a “suspicious package was discovered this morning,” on school grounds. “Lafayette police were contacted and all students and staff were evacuated from the school site east to Centaur Village Drive.”
Bomb dogs and their handlers from around the metro area responded to the scene and by 9:00 p.m. they had completed searches of the school, and parking lot, including students vehicles that were still there. No other devices were located and it was determined that the area was safe.
Centaurus has been opened on regular schedule on Tuesday and the Police are certain that the building is safe.