The teacher charged in the Columbine school shooting and the suspect who allegedly opened fire at the high school in Colorado have been charged in connection with the deadly attack, police announced Friday.
Tanya S. Kuchel, 51, of Longmont, Colorado, was arrested on a federal weapons charge Friday and charged with two counts of unlawfully carrying a firearm.
The two counts carry a maximum sentence of life in prison, a U.S. District Court spokeswoman said.
Kuchel was a teacher at Longmont High School, according to the Longmont Police Department.
KUCHEL was a member of the Longview Unified School District for four years and a member and past president of the South High School District.
She also taught at a Colorado middle school, according a police report.
Authorities said they have no reason to believe Kuchenkuchel intended to kill anyone, though the FBI has been conducting an ongoing investigation.
The Colorado Attorney General’s Office and the Longwood, Colorado-based Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating.
Sabbath High School reopened Saturday, the Long Beach, California, school district announced in a statement.
The school reopened to the public Saturday afternoon, but the principal said students will be able to return to their classrooms Monday.KUCHELS arrest comes as the FBI continues to investigate the possible role of the gunman in the March 20, 1999, shooting at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
The gunman was convicted of a federal hate crime charge in 1999, but no charges were ever filed.