Parker Police say no devices found in Legend High School bomb threat; person of interest identified

PARKER - Parker police say no suspicious devices or packages were found at Legend High School after a bomb threat Friday.

The Parker Police Department tweeted at 10:24 a.m. that students were evacuated due to a bomb threat.

About 35 minutes later, officials announced that students were being dismissed for the day.

"Legend High School is being dismissed for the rest of the day due to a bomb threat," Paula Hans, spokeswoman for the Douglas County School District said. "We are working closely with the Parker Police Department as they investigate this threat."

Police later told 7NEWS the threat was called into the school, so students were evacuated to Cimarron Middle School.

At 12:24 p.m., police tweeted that they had identified a person of interest in the case.

Police searched the school and parking lot with the help of two police dogs from Denver.

Students who parked in the main lot are being allowed to pick up their cars and the district says students may now return to the school to retrieve items left behind during the evacuation.

Weekend activities at the school will continue and classes are expected to resume on Monday.

The Douglas County School District released the following statement to parents about the incident:

Dear Douglas County School District Parents,

We want to provide you an update regarding the situation at Legend High School.

As you may know, a bomb threat prompted the evacuation of the school and the eventual dismissal of Legend students.

The reunification process went according to plan. At this hour, all Legend students have been safely released or sent home via bus or their own vehicles.

Parker Police Department has successfully swept the school and found no suspicious packages or devices. We are grateful for their quick response to this potential threat to our students and staff.

Legend High School will return to normal operations Saturday and we expect classes to resume as normal on Monday morning.

We are working with Parker Police in their investigation the threat.

The safety of our students and staff is our number one priority. We and our law enforcement partners take this disruption to our students and staff very seriously and will pursue appropriate disciplinary and legal actions.

It takes the entire community to keep our students safe. If you or your student(s) hear of a threat, we ask that you contact a school administrator, law enforcement or utilize Safe2Tell or Text A Tip.

Learn more about our safety and security efforts at https://www.dcsdk12.org/district/safety

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