Classes resume after credible threat at Manual High School and East High School in Denver
Last Updated: 95 days ago
DENVER - Classes resumed Monday at East High School and Manual High School in Denver after the schools were closed early Friday.
Denver Police said the students were sent home at midday Friday after what they called "credible threats" against the schools. Police would not elaborate but sources told 7NEWS the schools received threats of gang retaliation for the murder of 13-year-old Reysean Abram a week ago.
"There's some stuff on Facebook about somebody being a Crip and they were coming to this school to shoot at some people who were Bloods," said one East High student on Friday.
The threats also caused Manual High School to postpone its homecoming dance which was scheduled for Saturday night.
"We're seeing threats back and forth," said Brother Jeff Fard.
Fard works with troubled youth and said murmurs of retaliation have escalated. A memorial page created for the teen is peppered with threats. One read, "we coming for all yu ******! Believe that...11 days."
"I've been seeing the graffitti going up, I've been hearing the discussions about retaliation and our large message to the community is you know retaliation is not the key because you don't want to send another family through what this one has gone through," Fard said.
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