A threat of possible planted explosives placed 24 schools, including an infamous Columbine High School, on a mandatory lockout in Colorado Thursday morning.
The measure was taken after police said a “suspicious person” had made “threats” at the Columbine High School which hosted the deadliest school shooting ever.
Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the area after the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 9:20 a.m. from somebody claiming there were multiple explosive devices inside the school, said Mike Taplin, public information officer with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
“The person claimed to be outside hiding with a gun,” he said. “The perimeter was searched and secured. No one was found.”
Parents are asked not to come to any of the schools to take students home because the children are not being let out due to the lockdowns. Schools sent out emails to parents to let them know the procedure for picking up their students. Students at Columbine High School won’t be let out until 2:45 p.m.
The sheriff's office is continuing to investigate.