SWINK, Colo. — The Latest on the investigation into an alleged school threat in southeastern Colorado (all times local):

3:45 p.m.

The superintendent of a rural Colorado school says “things are settling down” three days after a suspicious list was brought to the attention of the local sheriff’s department.

The superintendent of the Swink School, Kyle Hebberd, says the Otero County Sheriff’s Office sent police officers to the school Monday after parents and students posted the list on social media, calling it a “hit list.”

Sheriff Shawn Mobley declined to comment on how many names were listed but said pictures of the list are online.

District Attorney Jim Bullock says three juveniles who are students at the school were charged Tuesday with conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree and interference with an educational institution.

Swink is a town of about 700 people about 185 miles (298 kilometers) southeast of Denver.


9:25 a.m.

Three students are suspected of putting together a hit list targeting students and staff at a school in a rural Colorado town.

The juveniles were taken into custody Monday for the alleged threats involving a school in Swink, a town of about 700 people about 185 miles (298 kilometers) southeast of Denver.

At a meeting with parents and students Tuesday night, KOAA-TV reported that Otero County Sheriff’s Office Shawn Mobley said authorities got a tip from a student about the list and the juveniles were arrested within about four hours.

The sheriff’s office says the juveniles appeared in court Wednesday but the hearing was delayed until Dec. 5 to allow them to get lawyers.