School campuses locked down for 90 minutes |

School campuses locked down for 90 minutes

Glenwood and Carbondale area school campuses were locked down for 90 minutes Thursday in response to a perceived threat made to a 911 dispatch operator in Garfield County Wednesday night.

From 9:30-11 a.m., students and staff at area schools were kept inside the school buildings as a precautionary measure.

Superintendent John Maloy, in a release to parents and staff Thursday afternoon, reiterated the lockdown was successful and without incident, and had an actual threat occurred, the district’s response would have looked “very different.” He also emphasized that students, faculty and staff were not placed in harm’s way.

Further analysis of the phone call in question, conducted by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, determined that the call was not a threat, or lacked the substance to be taken seriously, said Ron Ryan, an investigator with the Pitkin County sheriff’s office.

The CBI informed local law enforcement officials at approximately 10:15 a.m. today that the call did not appear to pose a real threat.

The Aspen Times contributed to this report.

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