AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A young boy has been arrested in Aurora and charged with making threats against two Cherry Creek schools. The arrest happened on Tuesday.

Aurora police say the 12-year-old boy was arrested for making threats against Overland High School and Prairie Middle School on social media. After an investigation, the boy now faces charges of Interference of Faculty/Staff/Students of an Educational Institute and Disorderly Conduct.

Because the boy is a minor, no name will be released.

In a statement, Cherry Creek Schools urged the continued use of Safe2Tell, the state’s anonymous reporting program, and that the threat was immediately investigated and taken seriously.

Ben Warwick