An Adams City High School student was arrested Sept. 19, and the school was placed in a brief lock down. No name was released because of the student's age, and there were no incidents during the arrest.
A press statement said the student brought a weapon to school. In a separate statement, police said they recovered a handgun at the scene. There were no injuries, nor were there any threats.
A Facebook post from the school defended the lock down choice.
“We continue to practice the safety protocols throughout the year for occasions just like yesterday,” the statement said. “The lockdown was the most effective way to ensure all of our safety whenever we have situations that come up that are not normal. Our staff, district staff, and city personnel did a fantastic job securing the situation and our students and staff in a professional, effective and thorough manner. We will continue to do so. We continue to build positive, supportive and responsive relationships with your children. This was evident yesterday when several students came forward to share information and concerns about our school safety. We acted on that information immediately and responded well.”
Though this was not an active-shooter situation, authorities in three Colorado cities reported so-called swatting, or fake active shooter, incidents Sept. 19.
"Please take this opportunity to speak with your student about the dangers of bringing a weapon of any kind to school, or even threatening to use a weapon," said a statement from Principal Chris Garcia "All weapons are prohibited on school property with the exception of law enforcement professionals."
Anyone with information about this or other threats should call Safe2Tell at 877-542-7233.
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