In Pueblo West, Colorado, Liberty Point International School went into lockdown due to a possible threat. Here is everything we know about the situation so far.
Threat to the School
Liberty Point International School is on internal and external lockdown. Principal Chris Slobodnik stated that the cause for the lockdown was a threatening note left in a locker room, which mentioned a 10:30 a.m. shooting. The note was discovered early Thursday (May 3) morning.
Liberty Point International is on lockdown due to a threatening note. The validity of the threat has not been confirmed. Deputies are at the school as a precaution.
— PuebloCounty Sheriff (@PuebloCountySO) May 3, 2018
District 70 officials, along with the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, are on campus and working to determine the credibility of the note.
Due to the close proximity of Liberty Point Elementary school, it too was placed under a modified lockdown.
What Happens Next?
Due to the nature of the threat, classes will continue during the lockdown, but parents were given the option to pick up their children. In order to do so, they must arrive at the front office with proper identification.
Interestingly, Liberty Point International School participated in criss drills on Wednesday with the goal of preparing students for unexpected emergencies.