LONGMONT, Colo. (KDVR) — Longmont High School was placed on lockdown because of reports of someone carrying a firearm. Police ultimately discovered the firearm was fake.
“I was impressed with how quickly the police were there,” parent Jill Hopkins told FOX31’s Greg Nieto.
The Longmont Police Department confirmed after 3:30 p.m. Wednesday that there was a large police presence at the high school at 1040 Sunset St. after a report of a student with a gun prompted the lockdown.
“It’s crazy, ’cause we just started school and things like this are already happening,” student Josh Hopkins said.
“I wasn’t really too scared, ’cause I saw pictures,” student Adam Bergeron said. “There were a lot of police, so I feel like we were kind of safe inside.”
LPD initially reported that officers located a male student associated with the report but have since released a correction that officers located a female student.
Officers confirmed the student did not have a real firearm.
Charges for the student are currently pending review.
LPD said just before 4:30 p.m. that the lockdown was lifted and officers were working to reunite students with their parents. Police said all students were being released and the school were to run normal bus routes. The buses may be delayed.