Lockout lifted for all Broomfield schools, except for Legacy High School after report of threat

Legacy placed on modified lockout

BROOMFIELD, Colo. - All school lockouts in Broomfield have been lifted, except for Legacy High School, where a threat had been called in earlier Friday, police said.

According to Broomfield police,  at about 11:30 a.m. Legacy High School received a call where a tipster reported that there were some people headed to the school with weapons.

The school contacted police and police put all of the schools in Broomfield on lockout, said Kent Davies, with Broomfield police.

No evidence was found to support the original call and all schools except for Legacy High have been taken off of lockout, Davies said at 1 p.m..

Legacy High School has been placed on "modified lockout" where people are free to leave, but an officer will be there to question people who are coming into the school, Davies explained.

Adams 12 Schools spokesman Joe Ferdani said Legacy High School, Westlake Middle School and Coyote Ridge Elementary School had all been placed on lockout because of a report that two armed men were in the area of the schools.

Lockout typically means that no one is allowed in or out of the school, but classes and activities continue as normal inside.

A parent told 7NEWS that Broomfield High School was also placed on lockout. However, according to the Boulder Valley School District's website, that lockout was lifted at about 12:30 p.m.

The message on the school district's website reads, "BVSD schools in Broomfield went on lock out at approximately 11:30 a.m. today (Jan. 25) as a precaution upon advice from Broomfield police investigating a rumored threat at a school in a neighboring school district. BVSD Security received word from the Broomfield Police Department at 12:30 p.m. that the situation had been cleared and all school lock outs could be lifted."

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