School reopened after bomb threat

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WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Standley Lake High School was evacuated Thursday after a faculty member found a bomb threat that was written on a note, according to a Westminster Police representative.

The school was closed for several hours as investigators searched the school and vehicles in the parking lot before reopening at 8:00 p.m.

“It took approximately two and a half hours for the K9 and officers to search the building,” said Investigator Trevor Materasso. “No explosives were ever located.”

Police are looking into whether the bomb threat may have been made to disrupt the parent teacher conferences that were scheduled for Thursday evening.

“Police respond to these types of threats very seriously and devoted approximately 25 law enforcement personnel to the incident,” Materasso said. “The demand of law enforcement spread across the metro area. K9 were requested from the Aurora Police Department, Arvada Police Department, Adams County Sheriff, Boulder County Sheriff and Golden Police Department.  Jefferson County Schools devoted an additional 20 faculty members to assist the police department. ”

Westminster Police are asking any students with information about who is responsible for this threat to call police.

Information can reported anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 720-913-STOP (7867).

You can also send an anonymous text message.  Text CRIMES DMCS to 274637 with the information.

A reward of up to $2000 is offered for information leading to the identification and arrest of the person or individuals responsible for this incident.

Please contact Investigator Trevor Materasso at 303-658-4427 for any questions regarding this press release.

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