Shotgun shells found in school cafeteria

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Two shotgun shells were found in the cafeteria of Devinny Elementary School Wednesday, according to a letter sent home to parents by Principal Andrew Blackman.

Lakewood Police and Jeffco Safety and Security are investigating the incident and completed a search of the fourth-grade classrooms, Blackman stated in the letter.

Letter sent to parents about Wednesday’s incident:

Dear Parents:

I wanted to let you know about an incident that happened this afternoon at school. After the fourth-grade classes finished lunch, two shotgun shells were found on the floor in the cafeteria. Lakewood Police and Jeffco Safety and Security completed a search of the fourth-grade classrooms and are investigating the incident.

We take your child’s safety very seriously at our school. Please take this opportunity to reinforce with your student that he/she has an important role in keeping Devinny Elementary a safe place. If your student should ever find a gun, bullets, or any dangerous weapon please contact a teacher, the school administration and/or the police immediately. We encourage parents to be sure ammunition and firearms are locked up at home where children do not have access. If your student would like to share information regarding this incident, they may choose to use This is an anonymous reporting resource for our children.

Please don’t hesitate to call me with your concerns or questions, xxx-xxx-xxxx.


Andrew Blackman