2 suspects arrested after reported bomb threat prompts evacuations at Fountain Valley School

Fountain Valley
The scene near Fountain Valley School of Colorado Tuesday afternoon. / Mike Duran -- FOX21 News

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 16, 2017) — A reported bomb threat at Fountain Valley School of Colorado prompted the evacuation of the campus Tuesday.

According to authorities, two suspects – 46-year-old Bryan S. Bolding and a 16-year-old boy – were booked on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges including possession and use of a hoax incendiary device, terrorist training activities and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Bryan Bolding / El Paso County Sheriff's Office
Bryan Bolding / El Paso County Sheriff’s Office

The Sheriff’s Office received a call from the school around 3:10 p.m. regarding a suspicious “military grade” explosive or incendiary device found in the cafeteria.

Just after 8 p.m. officials rendered the device safe.

Authorities say around 300 students and faculty were evacuated. There were no reported injuries.

Police say all students and faculty who live on campus have been relocated to Jehovah’s Witness Church nearby as the investigation continues.

The investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE (September 14, 2017): Bolding pled guilty to felony menacing on September 14. He will be sentenced on December 14.

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