UPDATE: Possible threat closes Parachute schools, later ruled not credible
A threat made against Garfield County School District 16 on Tuesday was determined to not be credible by the Garfield County Sheriff’s department a few hours later.
School activities will resume as scheduled tomorrow.
Garfield County Sheriff’s Office officials investigated the threat after it was made. As a result, school officials elected to suspend school activities for the day.
Garfield County Sheriff’s Office public information officer Walt Stowe said the threat was called into the school and for the interest of the safety of the students they elected to close for the day.
Stowe said the decision to close for the day was made by school officials, who were erring on the side of caution.
“It was a smart move on their part, makes things easier for us,” he said.
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