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Longmont middle school evacuated following unsubstantiated bomb threat

Girl interviewed in connection with bomb threat, police say
Posted at 8:46 PM, Jan 19, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-25 14:03:57-05

LONGMONT, Colo. — An unsubstantiated bomb threat forced the evacuation of a Longmont middle school Friday afternoon.

Longmont Public Safety said officers responded to Westview Middle School around 1 p.m.

The St. Vrain Valley School District (SVVSD) evacuated the building and bused students to Silver Creek High School, where they were released to their parents, guardians or designee.

Longmont police officers and bomb-detecting K9 teams conducted a full sweep of the building and found nothing suspicious, the department said.

On Friday, Jan. 25, Longmont police said they had contacted and interviewed a girl in connection with the bomb threat who "acknowledged their involvement in this threat."

She was accused of false reporting to authorities, false reporting of an explosive device, and interference with an educational institution, police said in a news release, adding they referred the case to diversion for accountability, prevention and consideration for an alternative to formal juvenile prosecution.

Anyone with information is asked to contact School Resource Officer Brett Rimsky at

Editor's note on Jan. 25 at 12:00 p.m.: This article has been modified with additional information about the suspect in this case.

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