A rural Colorado school had to shut down on Tuesday due to an alleged threat.
The Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office has reported that the threat against Eads Schools was connected to a bomb threat that was sent through email. According to the sheriff’s office, the threat was aimed at multiple schools in Colorado and was determined to be false.
The sheriff’s office posted on social media that the threat was specifically aimed at approximately 40 schools. According to the Colorado Springs Police Department, they are aware of the threats and the investigation is being conducted by federal authorities.
The sheriff’s office shared the following message on social media:
The Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office received a notification on January 9th, 2023, at around 0920 hours, regarding an active threat against the Eads Schools. The threat, which involved a bomb, was sent via email.
Emergency personnel responded promptly to the scene, evacuating the schools and establishing a perimeter. After thorough investigation, authorities discovered that similar threats had been made to multiple schools across the state. Law enforcement cleared the schools and confirmed that the threat was false.
The incident is currently under investigation, and there is no immediate threat at this time.
The FBI shared the following statement with KKTV 11 News:
“FBI Denver is aware of the numerous hoax bomb threats sent to various government buildings, schools and other facilities in Colorado. The FBI takes hoax threats very seriously because it puts innocent people at risk. While we have no information to indicate a specific and credible threat, we will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to gather, share, and act upon threat information as it comes to our attention. We urge the public to remain vigilant, and report any and all suspicious activity and/or individuals to law enforcement immediately.”
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