Columbine High School On Lockout After Phone Threat

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Columbine High School On Lockout After Phone Threat

Columbine High School in the Denver, Colo. is one of several schools in lockout at this time after someone phoned in a threat to the high school. Of course Columbine is the same high school where a massacre occurred in April 20, 1999 when two students carried out a shooting spree. Twelve people died, and another 24 were injured on that day.

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Police investigate threat at Columbine High School

The term “lockout” basically means that classes are able to continue inside the school but that the perimeter of the campus is closed. A spokesperson for the school district said all students and personnel at Columbine are safe and that police are investigating the threat.

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A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office said deputies are around area schools as a precaution. According to the Jefferson County Public School Twitter page: some of the other area schools which are on lockout along with Columbine High School right now include: Columbine Hills, Dutch Creek, Governor’s Ranch, Leawood, Normandy Elementaries and Ken Caryl Middle.

This story is developing. More details will be provided as soon as they become available.

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