Threat causes lock in at 2 local schools Thursday

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) School officials are choosing to put Liberty Point International & Skyview Middle Schools on lock down Thursday after receiving troubling reports though their "Safe 2 Tell" system.

The Pueblo County Sheriff's Office confirmed with 11 News they will have an increased presence at the school tomorrow.

Here's the message sent to parents in District 70, outlining threats of two men in long coats claiming they were going to go to the schools and "shoot them up."

"Dear Liberty Point International Parents,

We have been sent numerous anonymous Safe 2 Tell tips there there has been a threat to Liberty Point International & Skyview Middle Schools.

The tip read that At Skyview middle school and Liberty Point middle school, I am scared there might be a shooting. I was at Walmart in Pueblo West and two men in long coats were talking about coming to those schools and “Shooting them up”. The 2 men were said to have long black trench coats and beards They said they will do this on January 10, 2019.

All of the reports are being dealt with by The Pueblo County Sheriff's Dept and School District 70.

On Thursday, January 10, 2019, Liberty Point International will be locked in . The sheriff's dept will have armed officers at each school. Only students, school staff, district administration, and law enforcement will be allowed in the building.

Parents if you feel your student(s) should stay home tomorrow, they will be excused. Calls will be answered and messages will be checked.

Chris Slobodnik- Principal"

We're waiting for a response from the school district on these changes.