Normal operations resume at Niwot High School after gun rumor scare

NIWOT, Colo. — Niwot High School briefly was placed on lockdown on Tuesday morning on a rumor that a student had brought a gun on campus, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said.

Because of the rumor, the campus at 8989 Niwot Road was placed on lockdown and law enforcement were called in to search the campus. The lockdown was started by the school’s resource office, the sheriff’s office said.

A sheriff’s office spokesman said there was no credible information besides the rumor and the campus was placed on lockdown “out of an abundance of caution.”

The lockdown was put in place at 9:45 a.m. and changed to a modified lockdown at 9:56 a.m. That was lifted to a lockout at 10:10 a.m. and the lockout was lifted at 10:40 a.m. after no gun was found.

St. Vrain Valley Schools said a building has been secured and all students are safe in their classrooms.

More information will be sent to parents when it becomes available, the school district said.