Colorado Springs police investigate after reports of a gun on a school campus

Police were investigating an incident at Harrison High School 10/7/22
Published: Oct. 7, 2022 at 11:53 AM MDT|Updated: Oct. 7, 2022 at 1:25 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - There was a police presence at a southern Colorado Springs high school on Friday.

KKTV 11 News first became aware of the incident just before 11:30 a.m. after concerned parents started reaching out to our newsroom concerning an alleged incident at Harrison High School. CSPD tells 11 News they had a report that a student had a gun on campus, but as of 11:50 a.m. they were unable to confirm a weapon was on school grounds. The school is south of S. Circle Drive and just east of I-25.

An investigation by CSPD is underway.

“Officers are currently investigating a disturbance at Harrison High School,” a statement from CSPD to KKTV 11 News reads. “The initial information starts a firearm was shown. However, there is not threat to the students or staff at this time and no injuries have been reported... Parents are able to pick up their students at this time but there are no threat students.”

CSPD added an incident involving some type of physical disturbance near the Goodwill close to the school is part of the investigation.

Harrison High School is part of School District 2.

“Colorado Springs Police and Harrison HS are working closely to investigate an incident that happened on campus today, Friday, October 7,” part of a statement sent out by a representative of D-2 reads. “This incident is unverified at this time. Students and staff are safe. You will notice police presence at our campus as a precautionary measure.”