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From the Denver7 news desk: Breaking and developing news on Dec. 5, 2018

Posted at 8:25 AM, Dec 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-05 17:26:54-05

This is the Denver7 breaking and developing news blog. Throughout the day, this story will be updated with both minor and large breaking news events that our readers care about. Check back as we continue to update this story. 

3:22 p.m.: The Arapahoe County Plaza building on W. Little Blvd. is being evacuated due to the gas leak in the area, officials say on Twitter. All county and court services have been canceled for the rest of the day. 

2:28 p.m.: Firefighters are responding to a natural gas leak in Littleton under Windermere St on the south side of Littleton Blvd., Littleton Fire officials tweeted. Traffic is being closed in the area and delays are possible.   

9:33 a.m. — Roosevelt High School was given the all-clear by police at 9:12 a.m., according to the Weld RE-5J School District. Buses will transport students from Grace Community Church to the high school. School will begin at 9:30 a.m. The lockouts at the other school have been lifted. Denver7 has video of a person being taken into custody by police. 

7:51 a.m. — The Weld RE-5J School District posted on Facebook that it has received multiple bomb and shooting threats today. All students at Roosevelt High School are being brought to Grace Community Church. The school will start on a late schedule. Ledford Elementary School is on lockout, the district said. Students can come to school as normal, but will remain inside until the lockout is lifted.

The district reported it has received additional threats concerning Milliken Middle School and Milliken Elementary School. Both of those schools are currently on lockout. If students come to the elementary school, they will be brought inside and stay there until the lockout is lifted.

This is impacting bus routes across the area. The district said it is working with the Johnstown Police Department to investigate the threats.