Lakewood police boost security at Bear Creek High School over 'potential threat,' JeffCo Schools say

LAKEWOOD, Colo. - Lakewood police are increasing their presence around Bear Creek High School after a former student made a "potential threat," Jefferson County Public Schools said Monday.

The district did not release details on when and how the threat was made. The Lakewood Police Department could not be reached for comment on Monday night.

The district sent a letter home to parents of Bear Creek High School students on Monday.  

"We want you to know that a potential threat involving Bear Creek High School, made by a former student, has been reported to Lakewood police," the statement said. "This matter is now being investigated by law enforcement and because of that additional details can't be shared at this time. However, you will see increased police presence around the school, which is standard practice as part of the Jeffco Public Schools Safety Plan."  

"We want to reinforce the importance of talking with your student about reporting any and all potential safety concerns to you and to the school, no matter how insignificant they believe it might be, because this  helps all us  remain safe. Students can also text or call the Safe2Tell program to report safety concerns anonymously. The number is 877-542-7233. The safety of students and staff is our top priority. If you have any questions, please call the school at 303-982-8855," the statement concluded.

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