Douglas County Sheriff: Text Tip “Saved Lives,” Stopping High School Murder Plot

Sheriff Tony Spurlock says Text-A-Tip helps authorities know what’s happening in schools, By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post

CASTLE ROCK β€” Authorities in Douglas County on Wednesday credited a text-message tip with thwarting an imminent plot to kill students and staff members this week at Mountain Vista High School. Two 16-year-old girls remain in custody one day after investigators announced their arrest in the case. If it hadn’t been for an anonymous “Text-A-Tip” alerting deputies to the teens’ alleged conspiracy, their plans might have been successful, Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock said.

“I think the text message and the information we obtained through our investigation saved lives, for sure, given the severity of the situation,” Spurlock said. Read article here: