1 in custody following alleged threat for Florence High School
A social media threat prompted a lockout for schools in Fremont RE-2 and RE-1 school districts on Wednesday. The districts are located in the Florence area.
The Florence police chief announced two juveniles were detained as people of interest in the case. One of those juveniles was let go and the other is facing misdemeanor charges for threatening a school.
The lockout first started Wednesday around 9:30 a.m. for Fremont RE-2. The lockout began after police began investigating what they deemed a credible threat to Florence High School. The district assured the public students and staff were safe.
As a precautionary measure, Fremont RE-1 also went on lockout about 30 minutes later because of the proximity to the high school.
The lockouts have since been lifted.
Schools in the RE-2 district include Florence High School, Fremont Middle School, and Fremont and Penrose elementaries.
Schools in Cañon CIty are taking extra precautions because of the threat. Police believe there is no danger and schools are back on a normal schedule.
During a lockout, no one is allowed in the building without valid ID and students who must leave the building between classes are escorted by teachers. The lockout was lifted in the afternoon.