Text message threatens students at Coal Ridge High School

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NEW CASTLE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Coal Ridge High School in New Castle was on lockout after a text message threatened students Monday.

A press release from the Garfield County Sheriff’s office Monday afternoon said a student at the high school got messages from someone who wasn’t a student, then the school was put on lockout. Sheriff's deputies were called into the school.

The sheriff’s office didn’t say what the threat was or what the text messages said.

The person sending the messages was found and arrested, according to the press release. The sheriff’s office didn’t specify where the person was when they were arrested.

Charges will be filed once the investigation into the texts is finished, according to the press release. The lockout was lifted once law enforcement found the threat no longer existed.