Denver East High School locked down over 'credible safety threat' against students, DPS says

DENVER - Denver East High School was locked down for time Friday over what  Denver Publics Schools calls a "credible safety threat" made against students.

Several police patrol cars were outside the school. Denver Police spokesman Detective John White said police are investigating "credible threats," but neither he nor DPS officials would disclose the nature of the threats. 

The lockdown began around 10:30 a.m., DPS spokesman Dave  Nachtweih said, after there was a credible safety threat made against students. Denver Police contacted the school and alerted them to the threat, Nachtweih added.

The school released students early at 12:15 p.m.  A homecoming dance at nearby Manuel was also canceled and will be rescheduled.