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Security tightened at some western Colorado schools

Posted at 1:23 PM, Feb 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-20 15:23:23-05

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Security is being tightened at some schools in western Colorado in an effort to reassure students and parents following the school shooting in Florida.

Extra contract security officers are being posted at five high schools in and around Grand Junction starting Tuesday. Mesa County Valley School District 51 says that putting extra officers at its largest schools will allow current safety officers to be spread out at its other schools.

It says there is no new or specific threat to any of its high schools.

The Daily Sentinel reports that a 15-year-old Grand Junction High School student was arrested the day after the Florida shooting after allegedly bragging that he could have done more damage and fantasized about shooting up his school.