Superintendent: Walsenburg schools normal Tuesday after threat is resolved

Published: Feb. 4, 2018 at 1:20 PM MST
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UPDATE (2/5):

: All schools will be on normal schedule Tuesday, Huerfano School District Re-1 confirms.

Supt. Michael Moore updated 11 News Monday afternoon and stated the student responsible for the threat turned himself or herself in at about 1:15 p.m. to the sheriff's office. Moore did not provide any specific information on the student or what type of threat was made.



Huerfano School District Re-1 says they will be closing two of its schools as a precaution Monday due to a "credible" threat.

The decision affects John Mall High School and Peakview School in Walsenburg. Gardner School will remain on a normal schedule Monday.

The Huerfano school district superintendent tells 11 News his priority is keeping students and staff safe. Superintendent Michael Moore says the schools have gotten multiple threats from an ex-junior high student. That student was expelled last spring.

Right now, law enforcement is working to find where that former student is, and that is why the superintendent wants students to stay home Monday.

Moore says the threats first started Thursday morning. The ex-student threatened to come to the school and beat up some eighth graders. It quickly escalated into threats to come and shoot up the school.

An automated message was sent out to parents Sunday afternoon notifying them that John Mall and Parkview would be closed Feb. 5. Moore tells 11 News he has not made a decision about canceling school on Tuesday. The district is taking this situation "day by day."

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