Perimeter of High Plains Elementary School in Englewood secured over suspicious package
Last Updated: 110 days ago
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - The perimeter of High Plains Elementary School in Englewood was briefly secured as a precaution because of a suspicious package found nearby.
According to Tustin Amole, spokeswoman for Cherry Creek School District, the suspicious package was spotted in a distant part of the parking lot between Noon and 12:30 p.m. It was far enough from the building that the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Bomb Squad says it wouldn't be a threat to the building.
The secure perimeter meant that classes could continue as usual inside the building, but entry and exit are prohibited. It is different from a lockdown, which also restricts movement within the building.
Sheriff's Office spokesman Capt. Glenn Thompson said the suspicious package turned out to be a phone book wrapped in packing tape.
Monday is the first day of school.
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