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Shooting Threat at Boulder High School

By Sara McCrea in Student News


Boulder High School. Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Last night, threats of a shooting at Boulder High School were circulated on social media. The threats were reported by the safe2tell hotline.

Extra officers were stationed at Boulder and Fairview for Wednesday classes, but very few Boulder students came to school.

The threat online said, "Tomorrow there will be a shooting at Boulder High school you all better watch out shooting everyone who gets in my way. It will be in the A.M. or at lunchtime," according to a screen grab obtained by the Daily Camera.

A press release from the Boulder Police Department stated that The Boulder County Cyber Team and Investigators from the Boulder PD are working to determine the origin of the threat, because the threat was sent in after a screenshot of the official threat went viral on various social media platforms.

An email was sent out by the Boulder High principal at 6:30 Wednesday morning, assuring parents that there would be extra protection on campus.

The email read, “All threats are treated seriously by BVSD and law enforcement. Boulder Police Department will provide additional patrols in the school neighborhood and Boulder High campus.”

However, many students decided to stay home from classes. Boulder High senior Ave Peters told the Daily Camera it was hard to feel like it was a normal school day with all of the officers and empty classrooms.

Boulder Valley School District spokesman Briggs Gramblin told Denver 7News that officials don't think the threat is credible, but they take all threats seriously.

Though no threats were made against Fairview and BVSD is going to full precautions to keep students safe, be alert and make sure you tell the safe2tell hotline at 1-877-542-7233 if you hear any more news of the threats. Call the Boulder Police at 303-441-3300 with any information as well.

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