DENVER, CO — Columbine High School is currently on lockdown, according to a tweet posted by the Jefferson County Police Department (JCPO).
JCSO PIOs en route to Columbine High School for reported threats. Please avoid the area. More info to come when available pic.twitter.com/DbYDgTZcjY— Jeffco Sheriff (@jeffcosheriffco) December 13, 2018
The first tweet from JCPO, posted at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, stated there were "reported threats" at Columbine.
ColumbineHighSchool has been placed on Hold due to a suspicious person in the area, NOT on school property. Hold means students are held in classrooms until the issue is resolved. Will update when we have more. More on emergency procedures here: https://t.co/tcZQZ9W8Cl— Jeffco Public Schools (@JeffcoSchoolsCo) December 13, 2018
Shortly after, Jeffco Public Schools tweeted Columbine, Chatfield and Dakota Ridge schools were all placed on lockdown due to a "suspicious person in he Columbine area."
KMGH-TV Denver 7, an affiliate of ABC15, reported a "huge police presence" at Columbine High School.
As of 10:30 a.m. local time, the JeffCo Sheriff tweeted that students and staff are safe.