Multiple Colorado school districts enter lockdown after unconfirmed threats Wednesday. Here’s what we know

1 month ago Colorado Public Radio

Schools in at least seven Colorado districts went on temporary lockdown early Wednesday after receiving threats from unidentified sources, officials said. It remains unclear if the threats were a part of a coordinated effort. 

The list of impacted districts spanned across the state, from Boulder High School to an elementary school in Aspen. No injuries were reported. Some lockdowns were lifted in a matter of minutes. 

So far none of the threats have been deemed credible, according to Colorado’s statewide Office of Emergency Management. 

“Our State Watch Center staff continue to monitor and communicate with local law enforcement to coordinate information related to today's school incidents,” the office said. 

Here’s what we know about the large number of school safety incidents on Wednesday.

Alamosa School District 

The Alamosa School District placed Ortega Middle School on lockdown after the local police dispatch center received a call from an “unknown number” at 8:24 a.m., according to a district statement on Facebook. 

The caller reported “a threat of an armed individual at Ortega Middle School,” the statement said. 

Alamosa Police responded to school grounds. The district placed all other schools in the district on a security hold while police investigated. 

The lockdown at Ortega Middle School was lifted “within five minutes, and all schools were placed on hold,” the district’s statement said.

“The response of our staff, students, and the Alamosa Police Department was swift and prompt,” said Superintendent Diana Jones.

Aspen School District

The Aspen Police Department and other local agencies responded to “unconfirmed reports” of shots fired at Aspen Elementary School early Wednesday morning, according to a statement posted on the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Facebook page shortly before 10 a.m. 

The district placed all schools in the district on lockdown. Officers went through the elementary school and cleared the building, according to another Facebook post shared 15 minutes later from the sheriff’s office. 

“Officers are now going through all Aspen School District schools to ensure the safety of all students and staff,” the statement said. 
The district released all students from classes for the day and posted reunification information on its website.

Boulder High School 

The Boulder Police Department responded to reports of an active shooter at Boulder High School early Wednesday morning, according to a tweet from the department. 

The school and its surrounding area, less than a mile away from Pearl Street, were placed on lockdown and students were evacuated. 

Brighton High School 

The Brighton Police Department received a “threatening call” from an unknown person regarding Brighton High School Wednesday morning, according to a tweet from the department. Officers responded and all schools in the district were placed on lockdown. 

Roughly an hour later, police lifted the lockdown after they found “NO credible threat,” according to a department tweet. 

Cañon City High School 

Police deemed a threat against Cañon City High School a “false report.” The campus was under lockdown Wednesday morning, as officers swept classrooms. The department responded with help from the Colorado State Patrol and the Fremont County Sheriff’s office.

"We are leaning toward the idea that this is a hoax, and that it's one of many that are happening in the state on this very day,” said Cañon City Schools Superintendent Adam Hartman. “The truth is you always have to respond as if it's something is real. Because the sad reality is these types of events are taking place in America.”

Durango School District 9-R 

The Durango Police Department said it received a “threatening phone call” about Durango High School early Wednesday morning and placed the school on lockdown shortly after, according to a statement from the department posted on Facebook. 

After arriving at the school, officers did not locate a threat. 

The caller, who the department did not identify, said there was an “armed suspect approaching the campus,” according to a statement the district posted on Facebook. 

Both the school district and the police department said the threat was possibly connected to others across the state on Wednesday. 

“DPD has received information that these types of threats are occurring across the state and possibly the nation,” the police department said. 

Lamar School District 

In southeastern Colorado, Lamar’s Parkview Elementary School went on lockdown for 15 minutes, according to District RE-2. 

Following a report that a student had a handgun in their bag, a search “resulted in the confiscation of a firearm facsimile (copy of a real firearm.” Officials then deemed the school “safe.”

This is a developing story and will be updated.

Continue reading...

Read On "Colorado Public Radio"

More News On "Colorado Public Radio"
25 days ago - Alameda County landlords owed thousands in rent, call for an end to eviction moratorium 25 days ago - Monday Feb. 27 COVID-19 update: 4 deaths in Douglas County 25 days ago - State basketball preview: 6A, 5A tournaments return to Weber State’s Dee Events Center this week 25 days ago - One Wealth Advisors LLC invests in Enovix Co. (NASDAQ:ENVX) 26 days ago - Uncommon length makes Pleasant Valley’s 2-3 a no-scoring zone 26 days ago - Study: Back-to-back hurricanes likely to come more often 26 days ago - What’s Happening Vegas? – March 2023 26 days ago - Osceola County community events calendar for 03/01/2023 26 days ago - North Adams, East Clinton, Unioto still alive 26 days ago - North Korea holds rare meeting on farming amid food shortage 26 days ago - 'Dilbert,' Scott Adams lose distributor over racist remarks 26 days ago - Soap or phone call? Colo. lawmakers want to make prison phone calls free 26 days ago - EXPLAINER: Windstorm was likely a derecho. What is that? 26 days ago - What's Happening in Las Vegas for this Year's March Madness 26 days ago - Outsmarting humans just one step for AI video game players 26 days ago - 'Cocaine Bear' gets high with $23.1M, 'Ant-Man' sinks fast 26 days ago - 'Everything Everywhere All at Once' dominates at SAG Awards 26 days ago - Digital Transformation: The Revolutionary Impact of Technology in Africa 26 days ago - ShotSpotter (NASDAQ:SSTI) Price Target Increased to $44.00 by Analysts at Lake Street Capital 26 days ago - Season 3 of Outer Banks disappoints critics; watch only if you were a die-hard fan of earlier seasons, they suggest 26 days ago - Board Game and Card Game Market Size in 2023 with [ STATISTICS FIGURES] Future Development Status and Forecast up to 2029 26 days ago - Tabletop Gaming Market Size in 2023 NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT and Latest Innovation in Analytics Sector till 2029 26 days ago - Celona Offers Most Comprehensive Private 5G Solutions for U.S. and Foreign Markets 26 days ago - ShotSpotter, Inc. (NASDAQ:SSTI) to Post Q1 2023 Earnings of ($0.03) Per Share, Northland Capmk Forecasts 26 days ago - Asian shares track Wall Street decline on hot economic data 27 days ago - Final Nebraska high school swimming and diving season leaders 27 days ago - Girls BB: Saluting Section Champions 27 days ago - Tens of thousands protest Mexico electoral reforms 27 days ago - Third finals appearance the charm for Hortonville's Skebba; Stoffel makes history for Appleton North 27 days ago - Medical Blades Market Business Opportunities, Top Players and Forecast 2030 27 days ago - Central College Dutch Sports Update – 2/26/2023 27 days ago - Buhro takes individual crown as Oak Harbor earns sectional championship 27 days ago - Nebraska conservatives set sights on education takeover – Associated Press 27 days ago - Back-to-back: Minico successfully defends 4A state wrestling championship 27 days ago - Here are Saturday's high school sports results 28 days ago - Farewell, Fontana: NASCAR's last weekend at a racing gem 28 days ago - Kansas Democrats pick Repass as their new chair despite campaign baggage 28 days ago - Tesla’s Global Engineering HQ in Palo Alto — Opening Party Highlights (Pics, Videos, Quotes) 28 days ago - San Ann'as Pizza and Mexican celebrating 45th anniversary 28 days ago - L.A. on the Record: The Senate takes one more look at Garcetti 28 days ago - Dodge County real estate transfers 28 days ago - How UNL instructors are tackling the emergence of ChatGPT and other AI in higher education 28 days ago - Some Democratic-led states seek to bolster voter protections 28 days ago - Casey Vaughan: Only rain should go down a storm drain 28 days ago - Nebraska conservatives set sights on education takeover 28 days ago - West Michigan Conference basketball: Girls and boys roundup from Feb. 24, 2023 – CatchMark Sports 28 days ago - Jeff Yost: Look Upstream 28 days ago - Brokers Set Expectations for ShotSpotter, Inc.'s Q4 2023 Earnings (NASDAQ:SSTI) 28 days ago - Building affordable homes in Fremont 28 days ago - Local chef to open farm-to-table eatery in Fremont 28 days ago - Jeanna Wilcoxen Murder: Where Is Jeremiah Connelly Now? 28 days ago - More than 70 soldiers killed in Burkina Faso, extremists say 28 days ago - Clyde Council to consider citizens raising chickens in town 28 days ago - Wilhelm: More on Jacksons, Willow Hill and efforts to share insight into African American history 28 days ago - STATE HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING TOURNAMENTS: Crowded at the top ... Trojans third, but well within striking distance in 5A tournament 28 days ago - Bulldog wrestlers have solid day at state 28 days ago - High school boys basketball: 6A/5A second round recap 28 days ago - Head-To-Head Analysis: Amprius Technologies (NYSE:AMPX) & Novanta (NASDAQ:NOVT) 28 days ago - Here are Friday's high school sports results 28 days ago - It’s Official: California Will Be Tesla’s Engineering & AI Headquarters
free geoip