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Skyline High School placed on secure status

The school’s doors and windows have been locked as a precaution “due to unsubstantiated rumors circulating in the community,” officials said.
Skyline High School
(Staff Photographer/Longmont Observer)

Skyline High School has been placed on secure status “out of an abundance of caution,” school district officials confirmed Thursday. 

Students remain inside the school building, but doors and windows are locked while classes continue. 

“Skyline High School has been placed on Secure status due to unsubstantiated rumors circulating in the community,” read a letter from school officials issued early Thursday afternoon. “Currently, there is no direct threat to Skyline High School, and the Secure status is only precautionary,”

The letter was shared with staff and families after a meeting Wednesday night with school officials and senior administration in the St. Vrain Valley School District.

The meeting became heated as teachers are reportedly frustrated with “not being kept in the loop” about gang activity at the school, according to an anonymous tip sent to the Leader. The information in the tip has not been confirmed by district officials. 

“All students are safe and classroom activities are continuing as usual,” the letter from school officials read. “We will provide additional information as it becomes available.”

No further information about the nature of the secure status was released.

Amber Fisher

About the Author: Amber Fisher

I'm thrilled to be an assistant editor with the Longmont Leader after spending the past decade reporting for news outlets across North America. When I'm not writing, you can find me snowboarding, reading fiction and running (poorly).
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