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“Swatting” incident

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On Wednesday, Feb. 22, RFSD placed several schools on “secure action” status. Glenwood Springs High School (GSHS) was temporarily placed on lockdown. The Valley-wide situation arose following separate false reports of gun violence at the Aspen public schools, and, a short time later, at GSHS. 

Aspen schools and GSHS were placed on lockdown as law enforcement went through each of those schools and determined there was no real threat.

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“‘Secure action’ is called when there is a threat or hazard outside of the school building,” explains a press release from RFSD. “During ‘secure,’ all students and staff are brought into the secure building and all exterior doors are locked.”

Multiple school districts throughout Colorado reported addressing “swatting” calls the same morning. A “swatting” call is when a false report is made to police with the intention of bringing a large police presence to a specific area.

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According to a Post Independent article, Glenwood Springs Police Lt. Bill Kimminau reported that the fraudulent call made to Garfield County dispatch was traced to outside of the country. (Alprazolam)

Tags: #Aspen School District #Roaring Fork School District
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