Woodland Park schools close following credible threat

Woodland Park schools close following credible threat
Posted at 9:31 PM, Feb 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-28 19:27:41-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A credible threat has spurred Woodland Park School District RE-2 to close its schools for at least two days.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that graffiti found in a Woodland Park High School girl's bathroom made a specific threat for Wednesday.

Woodland Park police determined the threat to be credible, but have not made any arrests.

Police are offering a $500 reward for information "leading to the identification of the person responsible for this disruption" to the community.

All activities and athletics also will be canceled Wednesday and Thursday, "as the Woodland Park Police Department advances the active investigation of the credible threat directed to the high school," school officials said in a statement posted on their website. 

The closure includes all school athletics and activities, the statement reads. 

The district has three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school.


Information from: The Gazette,