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Owner of replica gun causing LHS lockdown referred to diversion

Realistic airsoft weapon was never on Longmont High campus, police believe
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The realistic air soft gun police said was involved in the lockdown on Sept. 14 at Longmont High School.

The male student who owned a replica gun that caused a lockdown at Longmont High School has been referred to Longmont’s R.E.W.I.N.D. program.

Longmont police responded the afternoon of Sept. 14 to Longmont High School in response to a report of an individual carrying a firearm outside the building. The school was placed on secure status and lockdown out of an abundance of caution, Longmont Public Safety spokesperson Robin Ericson said.

At this time police do not believe the gun was ever on campus and said that a threat was never made toward the school.

The female student associated with the incident was located and the firearm was not real, but instead a realistic airsoft weapon, according to the Longmont police. A 17-year-old male student at Longmont High was the owner of the replica gun.

He has been referred to R.E.W.I.ND., a volunteer youth diversion program in Longmont, for disorderly conduct. The female student was not referred to the program, Ericson said.



Amy Golden

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I grew up in Colorado Springs and earned a degree in journalism from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.
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