HUERFANO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - An investigation is underway after threats were made against an assistant principal at a Colorado school and several guns were reported stolen from that faculty member's home.
The superintendent for Huerfano School District Re-1 provided an update to the community on Thursday. His message can be read at the bottom of this article. On Wednesday the superintendent learned about a verbal threat directed against the assistant principal at Peakview School. The student who made the threat was "disciplined according to District procedures and policies. Peakview School is in Walsenburg between Trinidad and Pueblo.
Later on Wednesday the superintendent found out there had been a robbery at the assistant principal's home and two handguns had been stolen. School was then canceled for Thursday. There had also been another Peakview faculty member who had their home robbed in which two other firearms were stolen.
As of Thursday evening two of the four stolen firearms had been returned and the investigation was still ongoing.
The full statement provided by the superintendent is below:
Dear Parents, employees ,
students and community members: Update to school situation! We had provided a generic statement about our school lockdown and closure referring to it as a precautionary security measure. We did so in order that any investigations being conducted by our Sheriff’s department were not compromised by any release of information that we were aware of. Investigations are still ongoing yet I feel I can provide you with some information of which you will see on channel 13 and 5 news reports.
On Wednesday late morning I was informed of a verbal threat meant for our AP at Peakview School. Student was disciplined according to District procedures and policies. Later we learned of a robbery at the Ap’s home in which 2 handguns were stolen. Knowing that these weapons had not been found or any suspect caught, I made the decision to close school for Thursday. Later Wednesday evening I got a report that another Peakview faculty members home had been robbed and 2 more firearms stolen. The latest update is that 2 of the 4 stolen firearms have been returned and investigations are still occurring.
I will provide an update about school on Monday as I get more information hopefully to come to my attention soon.
Thank you for your patience and understanding about the importance of not divulging specific information during ongoing investigations.
After just watching 13 news, it was never said that we expected a school shooting. It was stated, after being asked a question about school shootings, that with all the school shootings that have happened in the US and having employee’s weapons stolen, “Who knows? The possibility is always there and that certainly it is off concern considering we have just had employee homes robbed for their weapons”