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Woodland Park Schools to resume classes Friday after credible threat found

Posted at 8:02 PM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-01 22:05:01-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Classes will resume for hundreds of students at Woodland Park on Friday, three days after a credible threat forced district school officials to cancel all classes and athletic activities.

The Woodland Park School District RE-2 was closed for at least two days after graffiti that stated a specific threat for Wednesday was found in a girl’s bathroom at the high school.

Details about what the threat stated have not been released, but Woodland Park Police determined it to be credible enough to cancel classes on Wednesday and Thursday, including all athletic activities.

“Over the past two days, law enforcement made progress in the investigation and the date occurred without incident,” said Woodland Park Schools spokeswoman Stacy Schubloom in a statement sent to Denver7.

Schubloom also said a team consisting of local law enforcement, district safety and security and the district administration team, searched buildings and school grounds with police dogs earlier Thursday to make sure students could return safely to the school.

She added the district has secured law enforcement officers to guard all buildings – three elementary schools, a middle school and the high school – “for the immediate future.”

Schubloom also told Woodland Park families to “watch for information on upcoming Town Hall conversations regarding safety in schools.”

By Thursday evening, the reward for anyone who many have information on the person responsible for making the threat increased from $500 to $2,100. Schubloom said part of the monetary increase came from community members.

If you think there's suspicious activity around you, make a report using your smartphone by downloading the Safe2Tell Colorado mobile app from the Apple Store or Google Play or by calling 1-877-542-7233 to speak to a live, trained dispatcher.