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Man, 18, arrested after threat at Fairview High School

Young man was not a student at the school; BB gun found at his home
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Posted at 10:48 AM, Oct 19, 2022

BOULDER, Colo. – Boulder police and school district officials are investigating a threat made against Fairview High school Wednesday morning.

The threat came through Safe2Tell and involved some students at the school, according to Fairview High School Principal Scarlet Chopin.

Boulder police said officers arrested an 18-year-old man for the threats. The police department said Esteban Yegin, 18, made two social media posts threatening violence at the high school even though he does not go there.

Officers contacted him at his home and confiscated a BB gun. Boulder police said he will be charged with misdemeanor interfering with staff, faculty and/or students of an education institution, felony inciting destruction of life or property, and misdemeanor harassment. He was booked into the Boulder County jail.

The Boulder Valley School District is increasing security at the school “out of an abundance of caution” while police and school officials investigate the credibility of the threat.

In a letter to the community about the incident, Chopin wrote school would continue on “as normal as possible.”

Just before 1 p.m., the police department announced they had taken the suspect into custody.

The principal encouraged anyone frightened by the situation to contact a school counselor or the principal directly.

A police department spokesperson said more information about the threat would be available later Wednesday.