Outside police activity prompts lockout at Rifle High Thursday | PostIndependent.com

Outside police activity prompts lockout at Rifle High Thursday

Rifle High School was on lockout security status Thursday afternoon when police were called to deal with a domestic incident in the vicinity that was first thought to have a connection to the school.

According to a joint news release from the Rifle Police Department and Garfield School District Re-2, Rifle High School was placed on lockout status at approximately 1:04 p.m. as police were responding to the incident.

Lockout means that no one is allowed in or out of the building, but school continues inside the building as usual with no disruptions, according to the release.

“As the investigation progressed, it was determined that there was not a threat to the school, students or employees of Rifle High School,” the release stated. “At approximately 3:15 p.m., the Rifle Police Department advised school administrators to lift the lockout.”

Students were released at the normal time. Law enforcement maintained a presence at the school during the release and until after-school activities ended.

“The Rifle Police Department will continue their investigation into the domestic related incident, and as a matter of policy will not comment on the ongoing investigation,” the release also stated.

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