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Suspect Arrested for Carrying Weapon on School Property

Released on Friday, March 1, 2019
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One man has been arrested after carrying a weapon on school property.

At approximately 9:20 a.m. on March 1, 2019, the suspect, Jonathen Snelling (DOB 11/16/99), went to Rocky Mountain High School front desk to visit a student. After a brief interaction, school staff told him to leave the school property. Snelling complied and left.

At approximately 2:46 p.m., Snelling returned to the school. Staff notified the School Resource Officer that he was acting erratically and pacing outside the main entrance and had a knife on his belt. Out of precaution, the SRO placed the school on lockout. During a lockout, the building is secured, nobody is allowed in or out, and activities continue as normal inside.

The SRO contacted Snelling, who had moved to the sidewalk on Swallow Rd south of the school. The suspect initially refused commands but ultimately complied and was taken safely into custody. He was arrested on charges of Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon on School Grounds (class 6 felony), Violation of Bail Bond Conditions (class 6 felony), and Second Degree Trespassing (class 3 misdemeanor). A booking photo is not available at this time.

Anyone with additional information about this incident or suspect, who has not already spoken to police, is asked to contact Officer Aliya Hess at 970-221-6853 or Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868 or www.stopcriminals.org.

All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement officers, and all arrested parties must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

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