Precautionary lockdown lifted at two D-49 schools

By: lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.con
May 1, 2014 Updated: May 1, 2014 at 2:55 pm

El Paso County sheriff's deputies were stationed at two District 49 middle schools as a precautionary measure after the schools went on lockdown Thursday afternoon, according to a release from the district.

Both Falcon and Horizon middles schools in Peyton were locked down after rumor of an unspecified threat began circulating at Horizon Middle School around 11 a.m. and after staff at Falcon Middle School received a "Safe2Tell" tip around the same time, the releasesaid.

After investigating threats at both schools, law enforcement and administrators determined there was no credible threats to the school or students and the lockdowns were lifted.

This lockdown followed an incident Wednesday at Skyview Middle School in District 49, which went on lockdown for 15 minutes because of unspecified threat.

In both cases, parents were notified by email and phone.

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