Classes continue at Fort Lupton High School despite circulated threats

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The Weld Re-8 School District became the latest in a series of school districts to face rumored threats to school safety.

In a district website post Sept. 23, Weld Re-8 Superintendent Alan Kaylor said officials received reports of conversations between a small number of students concerning a threat to school safety. The district, school administrators and Fort Lupton police investigated. The process included interviews with those allegedly involved.

"After completing our investigation, we are confident that at no time was there a threat to our students or staff," Kaylor said. "We will continue to operate normally today with no changes to class schedules or operations.  We thank you for continuing to partner with us in maintaining a safe and effective learning environment for every student."

Kaylor also saluted those who made officials aware of the threats.

"As always, we encourage anyone – student, staff or parent–to report any safety concerns to school administration or local law enforcement," the post read. "You can also anonymously report concerns via safe2tell.org and 1-877-542-7233."

Adams City High School closed Sept. 21 because of rumored threats. The school also went into lockdown  Sept. 20 because a student brought a gun to school. Schools in three cities — Denver, Montrose and Alamosa — were the targets of swatting calls, too.

Weld Re-8 School District, rumored safety threats, Superintendent Alan Kaylor

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