West Middle School put on lockdown after phone threat


West Middle School

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — West Middle School was put on lockdown for several hours on Friday after someone called in a threat.

A spokeswoman for the Cherry School District said the situation was “resolved safely.”

Around 11:35 a.m. someone called to say they were in a vehicle in the parking lot and they were going to shoot anyone who came out of the school, as well as everyone inside the school, police said.

Greenwood Village Police cleared the school.  No classes were being held at the time, but teachers were holding parent-teacher conferences all day.

The lockout was lifted in the afternoon.

In a message to parents, Principal Kate Bergles said, “After further investigation, police now believe the call was placed from outside the United States.”

“Classes will resume on Monday as scheduled and parents will receive additional information about when conferences will be rescheduled,” Bergles said.

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