Colorado Springs police are investigating a reported shooting 'threat' that didn't name local school

Police alert securityat Colorado Springs schools

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado Springs police say they are investigating a reported threat that referred to the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, but did not mention a specific school in Colorado Springs.

Police spokeswoman Barbara Miller said police were notified of the threat by a third party, but the agency has not substantiated the threat.

However, the police immediately provided school security officers throughout Colorado Springs with information alerting them to the alleged threat, Miller said.

"We have learned that a flier describing the alleged threat was distributed without authorization by unknown individuals," Miller said in a Thursday afternoon news release.

Police asked anyone with information about this case to call the Police Department at 719-444-7000. People who wish to remain anonymous can call Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 719-634-7867. A reward is being offered.