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US: Denver schools closed April 17 due to credible threat

Multiple schools in the Denver (Colorado) metro area close on April 17 as a precaution due to credible threat; remain vigilant

17 Apr 07:37 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 4/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/20/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Denver). COUNTRY/REGION Denver, Colorado
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Event

Most of the major school districts in the Denver (Colorado) metro area will be closed on Wednesday, April 17, after the FBI identified a credible threat to schools in the area. According to the FBI, a woman who is "infatuated" with the 1999 Columbine High School massacre arrived in Denver on Monday, April 15, and purchased a firearm. A full list of the school closures can be found here.

Local police officials announced on Tuesday, April 16, that the suspect was last seen in the Jefferson county foothills, and that she should be considered extremely dangerous. A heightened police presence is expected in the area, particularly around schools, in the coming days. The FBI has requested that anyone with information regarding the suspected to contact their tip line at 303-630-6227 or to email [email protected] Remain vigilant.

Context

On April 20, 1999, two individuals killed 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado. Local police officials said that they have received previous threats involving the school or references to the shooting in the past. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the massacre.

Advice

Individuals in the Denver metropolitan area are advised to remain vigilant, report any suspicious behavior or objects to the authorities, and anticipate a heightened police presence.

 

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