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Breaking news: Columbine Elementary slowly releases students to parents due to police activity nearby

Students must be picked up by a parent
Columbine Elementary in Longmont

Columbine Elementary in Longmont has been on secure status due to police activity in the area, unrelated to the school. 

School officials were notified of the police activity in the area around 2:50 p.m. causing the school to bring the students inside the building and remain there.

As of publication, Kerri McDermid, St. Vrain Valley School district communications officer, confirmed the school was in the process of a "controlled release" of students. According to Columbine Elementary's website, the Longmont Police Department was assisting in the dismissal of students. 

Parents were asked to pick up students and wait inside their cars for their student. No student will be allowed to walk home and will remain on campus until a parent or guardian picks them up, the website announced.

Longmont Public Safety, or LPS, communications manager, Robin Ericson said the police were unable to provide details of the incident at the current time. 

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available. 


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