More than 20 schools in the Columbine area were placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon (Apr. 16) after police responded to what they considered a “credible threat possibly involving the schools.”
The school are, according to KOAA:
- Blue Heron
- Columbine HS
- Conifer HS
- Dutch Creek
- Elk Creek
- Evergreen HS
- Evergreen Middle
- Governor’s Ranch
- Ken Caryl Middle
- Mt. Evans
- Rocky Mtn. Academy of Evergreen
- West Jeff Elementary
- West Jeff Middle
- Windy Peak
- Woodrow Wilson
We have placed #ColumbineHighSchool, #LeawoodElementary, @bhelementaryco and all mountain schools on lockout. No further information at this time. Lockout means biz as usual inside buildings, entry/exit restricted. More on emergency procedures here: https://t.co/n6ogfznIp7
— Jeffco Public Schools (@JeffcoSchoolsCo) April 16, 2019
Officials haven’t commented on the nature of the threats and no injuries have been reported.
Jefferson County Public Schools sent an e-mail to parents saying that all students and staff were safe.
This Saturday (Apr. 20) marks the 20-year anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in which 12 students and one teacher were murdered by two seniors.