No threats made against Garfield Re-2 schools; classes in session Tuesday
Despite rumors on social media Monday, there have been no threats directed toward schools in Garfield School District Re-2, and there is no need to cancel classes at any schools.
The district clarified the situation in a message to parents Monday. A social media message indicating threats against district schools was inaccurate.
“There have been NO THREATS directed toward Garfield Re-2 schools,” according to the message from the district.
“The safety of our students and staff is the highest priority. In the event of any school closure, Garfield Re-2 will do its best to communicate the closure in a timely manner.”
The district communicates that information through several preferred channels, including an auto-dialer and auto-email system and on the district’s website. Parents also can verify school closure information by contacting their child’s school or the district office at 970-665-7600.
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