Calls received in Alphabetical Order; all presumed “hoaxes”
Classes were cancelled and students placed on lockdown as several schools across Colorado received active shooter threats. The calls were received in alphabetical order and are being investigated.
Alamosa received a call at 8:24 a.m. Aspen – 8:25 a.m. Aurora – 8:30 a.m. Boulder – 8:33 a.m. Brighton – 8:41 a.m. Durango – 9:16 a.m. Englewood – 9:19 a.m. Estes Park – 9:23 a.m. Fort Morgan – 9:38 a.m. Grand Junction – 10:05 a.m. Littleton – 1:45 p.m. Denver Public Schools, the state’s largest school district, and Jeffco Public Schools, the second-largest district, both said they did not receive any swatting calls Wednesday.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Colorado Office of Emergency Management said they were monitoring the lockdowns along with other state agencies Wednesday.
According to ABC in Denver, the FBI stated,
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 fbi.gov at https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/hoax-threats-awareness-100518 [fbi.gov]. We urge the public to remain vigilant, and report any and all suspicious activity and/or individuals to law enforcement immediately.