Written threats of violence found at Battle Mountain High School on April 28
EDWARDS — On Friday, a message communicating a threat of violence for a specific date, but not directed at any specific individuals, was found written on the floor of Battle Mountain High School, according to a statement from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office was contacted by Battle Mountain administration and responded immediately to investigate the threat. Deputies are working collaboratively with other local law enforcement agencies and Eagle County Schools to follow up on leads in this incident, according to the statement.
Starting on Monday, and until this matter is resolved, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office will have heightened law enforcement presence at the school and at any ancillary school functions as the investigation continues, the statement said.
“We will do everything we can in order to ensure the utmost safety and security of our students and community members,” Sheriff James Van Beek said.
Eagle County Schools sent out a notice to parents, students and staff on Friday stating school would continue as usual next week. Additional security measures are planned to ensure the safety of all students and staff, according to the statement.
“Situations such as this are deeply concerning, and we understand the fear it may cause for families, students and staff,” said Eagle County Schools Superintendent Jason Glass. “The steps we have and will continue to take will be as aggressive as necessary in order to investigate the situation and insure the security and safety of all students and staff.”
The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone with information regarding this threat to contact the sheriff’s office at 970-328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007 or 1-800-972-TIPS, submit a tip online at http://www.tipsubmit.com or text a tip by texting STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637).
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