Reported threats place multiple schools across Colorado on lockdown Wednesday morning; threats appear to be a hoax

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Published: Feb. 22, 2023 at 9:47 AM MST|Updated: Feb. 22, 2023 at 12:17 PM MST
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ASPEN, Colo. (KKTV) - A spate of threats that prompted lockdowns at schools across Colorado Wednesday morning appear to have all been a hoax.

Starting just before 9 a.m., law enforcement agencies in communities as far-flung as Estes Park and Canon City announced they were investigating potential school threats. Most of threats involved an armed suspect seen on or approaching a school campus, though at least one police department said it was told shots were fired.

As of noon, threat investigations were confirmed at the following schools:

- Boulder High School

- Canon City High School

- Brighton High School

- Aspen Elementary, Middle and High schools

- Glenwood Springs High School

- Ortega Middle School in Alamosa

- Estes Park High School

- Englewood High School

- Durango High School

In addition, multiple campuses in close proximity to the above schools were placed on secured status as a precaution. In at least one case, a community center near the school was locked down.

While the investigations are still ongoing, none of the reported threats have been found credible thus far.

The FBI has released a statement:

“FBI Denver is aware of numerous threats made today to a variety of organizations and institutions across Colorado. The FBI works closely with its law enforcement partners by providing resources and guidance in these investigations and can recommend cases for federal prosecution. While we have no information at this time to indicate a specific and credible threat, we continue to work with our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners to gather, share, and act upon threat information as it comes to our attention.

It is important to note that law enforcement will use all available resources to investigate a threat until we determine whether it is real or not. Investigating hoax threats drains law enforcement resources and diverts officers from responding to an actual crisis. More information about the consequences of posting hoax threats can be found on at . We urge the public to remain vigilant, and report any and all suspicious activity and/or individuals to law enforcement immediately.”

11 News has not been made aware of any threats made towards schools in Colorado Springs or Pueblo at this time.

We will continue to update this article as we learn more.