Butcher shop accidentally sends school into lockdown mode

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

Pear Park Elementary is ending their school year with a bang.

A neighboring butcher shop was shooting pigs in the middle of the day.

Just around noon school officials heard two gunshots from a high-powered rifle, immediately putting the students into lockdown.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office immediately responded and found two dead pigs and three rifles next door.

School Principal Cheryl Taylor says she is pleased everyone was safe and her staff responded to the lockdown so quickly.

The owner of the butcher shop told 11News off–camera they butcher pigs on their property quite often but not during the school day.


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