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BREAKING NEWS: Juveniles arrested after welfare concerns expressed

There is not imminent danger to the school or the community
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Police arrive at Silver Creek High School to respond to a call of a juvenile's benefit on May 11, 2022

A lockdown was issued at Silver Creek High school just before 10 a.m. today after police were notified of concerns for a student's welfare and a report of a missing gun.

Around 9:49 a.m. a young person called the police department "concerned about his brother's welfare," a statement from the Longmont Police Department states. This person also reported that the family's gun was "unaccounted for."

The suspect, the brother of the caller, lives near Silver Creek High School, the police report states. Officers searched for the suspect, who is not currently a student at Silver Creek High School and were unable to locate him at home, according to Robin Ericson, Longmont Police Department spokesperson. Police notified the high school which implemented a "lockdown" procedure. 

A "lockdown" keeps students where they are in the building and prevents movement within the building. 

Other schools in the area were placed on "secure status" which keeps students within the school but does not disrupt the school day.

These procedures were implemented as an act of abundant caution, but all students were safe, stated Kerri McDermid, spokesperson for SVVSD.

"No weapon was discharged due to this incident, and there were no injuries. There is no imminent threat to any school or the community," a news release from the Longmont Police Department states. The gun also was not recovered on school property, Ericson stated.

The suspect is now in police custody along with a second juvenile suspect who faces criminal charges related to the incident, the news release states. 

The incident is still under investigation by the Longmont Police and no further details are being released at this time, Ericson.



Macie May

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