A credible threat has spurred Woodland Park School District RE-2 to close all of its schools Wednesday.
Graffiti found Friday in a girls' bathroom at Woodland Park High School made a threat for Wednesday specifically, a district news release says. Woodland Park police determined the threat to be credible but have not made any arrests.
Police are offering a $500 reward for information "leading to the identification of the person responsible for this disruption to our community," the release says. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 687-9262 or Safe2Tell at 1-877-542-7233.
"Thank you for your support and understanding during these unprecedented times," the district release says. "The safety and security of our students and staff remains a top priority."
All activities and athletics also will be canceled. Lost educational time will be made up by extending the school day or adding days to the school year, the district advised.
The district has three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. Enrollment is 2,512 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.
Doherty High School in northeast Colorado Springs briefly was on lockdown Tuesday after a threat sent via Snapchat made its way around the school, said District 11 spokeswoman Devra Ashby. The threat was found not to be credible.
Palmer High School was on lockdown earlier in the day because of police activity in the area of the downtown Colorado Springs school.
Jackson Elementary School also was on precautionary lockdown Tuesday morning while police responded to a barricaded suspect who refused to leave a nearby home,
The Gazette's Liz Forster contributed to this report.
Contact Ellie Mulder: 636-0198