Man arrested following death threats and lockdowns in Huerfano County


UPDATE: Pueblo police have arrested the man, they say, made death threats against several people in Huerfano County and caused multiple schools and businesses to go into lockdown.

According to the Pueblo Police Department, police discovered that Norman Renegar, 43, was the man behind the threats.

Pueblo police officers and the Huerfano County Sheriff’s Office were able to successfully negotiate Renegar’s peaceful surrender.

Renegar was booked into the Pueblo County Judicial Building on charges of Extortion, Felony Menacing, and Harassment.

ORIGINAL: HUERFANO COUNTY, Colo.– The Huerfano School District RE-1 has announced that a nine-year-old Peakview Elementary Student died at home early Thursday, Sept. 2.

Peakview School and John Mall High School were placed on lockout due to credible threats issued from a distraught, non-custodial parent toward a Huerfano County Agency.

The Huerfano County Sheriff’s Office said that there is no threat to the community at this time and that there is an investigation ongoing as to the whereabouts of the suspect who issued the threats.

In a letter issued to the community by Superintendent Michael Moore, the school district is offering grief counseling at all schools and various civic agencies and ask for privacy for the grieving family.

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