School district increasing law enforcement patrols

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

Increased law enforcement are patrolling District 51 schools today in response to what the district calls “rumors.”

Social media posts Thursday indicated there was some sort of threat against the schools, putting already nervous parents on edge.

School district authorities assure us there's no reason to believe students are in any sort of danger.

KKCO 11 News reached out to the school district for their official comment. They gave us the following statement:

”Grand Junction PD, Mesa County Sheriff and Fruita PD along with D51 high school administration have been aware of rumors circulating this week and have followed up all leads. Through these investigations, no credible threat has been found.

Even though no credible threat is present, there will be increased law enforcement presence at all D51 high schools tomorrow, as we are taking all claims and concerns for student safety seriously."

No classes were canceled, so students had their final day of school Friday before the winter break.

KKCO 11 News has obtained a letter sent to parents by school administrators. The letter says the former students who have been at the heart of many rumors of threats have both been taken into police custody.

The letter went to Fruita 8/9 parents, and a loud speaker announcement about the events was also made at the high school.

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