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According to Denver’s KDVR, Thornton High School was locked down this afternoon and evacuated after police received a report around 11:50 a.m. MT  that a gunman was in the vicinity of the school grounds.

Said Matt Barnes of the Thornton Police Department,

“So far police have not located the individual. No shots have been fired.”

Per Matt Ruggles, spokesman for the Adams 12 School District,

“Bollman Technical Education Center was also placed on lock-down and evacuated, students from both schools were loaded onto school buses and taken to an RTD park-n-ride at E. 88th Avenue and Grant Street. Parents can pick up their children there.If students normally ride a bus home, they can still take board that bus at the park-n-ride.”

Officials report that the Adams County Sheriff’s Office is  also involved in the on-going search for the gunman.

Friday should have been a fun day for the students, as it was the last day for both of the schools and classes were supposed to be dismissed early.

KDVR is also reporting that the  International School at Thornton Middle and Thornton Elementary have been placed on precautionary lookout at this time .

The Urban Daily keeps all involved in our thoughts and will update this story as information becomes available.


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