COLORADO SPRINGS– Throughout the last week, the Colorado Springs Police Department has been working closely with Vista Ridge High School after a pattern of escalating assaultive behavior on the campus.

VRHS made the decision to close the school on Monday, Dec. 6, for the school administration and CSPD to continue their investigation and conduct necessary follow-up.

Part of the investigation included reports of potential threats to the safety of students and staff. On Sunday, Dec. 5, CSPD officers arrested one student for the charges of Interference with School Staff as well as Juvenile in Possession of a Firearm.

Additionally, a family member of the juvenile was served and released for Failure to Securely Store a Firearm, a class 2 misdemeanor.

Following these arrests, the CSPD continues to follow up on additional reports.