Three Dist. 51 schools released from lockdown

By: Amanda Wagner and Andie Adams Email
By: Amanda Wagner and Andie Adams Email

MESA COUNTY, Colo (KKCO)-- School District 51 officials have released three schools from lockdown.

Fruitvale Elementary, Bookcliff Middle and Nisley Elementary Schools were all placed on lockdown around 1 p.m. after a woman called 911 to report a suicidal man in the area, according to Mesa County Sheriff's Office public information officer Heather Benjamin.

The woman was concerned that the man may have a weapon. Benjamin said that out of an overabundance of caution, authorities called for the schools to be closed in case the man became a threat to students.

Sheriff's deputies contacted the man and found that he had no weapons and was not a threat.

The schools were then released from lockdown or shelter in place, and all activity has returned to normal.


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  • by Szabla Location: Location on Sep 17, 2012 at 09:29 PM
    This is a rewrite on the original story. Matter of fact I can't find anything that came from the first story in this existing story. KKCO get your facts right the first time.
  • by Coyote Location: Palisade on Sep 17, 2012 at 01:09 PM
    Personally I think it was a GREAT IDEA for authorities to consider a possible threat to students in the area, and notifying the District. Never a mistake to error on the side of CAUTION, especially when it comes to defenceless Children are concerned.
  • by Szabla Location: Location on Sep 17, 2012 at 12:44 PM
    Is District 51 crying wolf again?
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