COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Police received a report of an active shooter Wednesday at Coronado High School in Colorado Springs and the school was placed on lockdown, just before school was let out.
Police were able to quickly determine there wasn't an active school on campus but cleared the school as a precaution.(MAP)
The Colorado Springs Police Department says the incident is now being treated as a false report criminal investigation. The lockdown was lifted by about 3:05 p.m.
"It was confusing, nobody really knew," one student said.
"We stayed in our classroom, closed the blinds, locked the doors and everything," Another told KRDO NewsChannel 13 crews.
Lt. Black is on the way to Coronado High School. There is NO active shooter.— Springs Police (@CSPDPIO) April 4, 2018
The report drew a heavy and quick police and fire response to the school.
"They were staged and in appropriate positions in case we had any injuries," Lt. Howard Black with CSPD said. "We take these calls very seriously until we can prove otherwise."
Police tweeted out late Wednesday night that a student has been charged with Interference with Staff, Faculty, students of an Educational Institute and False Reporting to Authorities.
"These are not funny and they put people at great risk," Black said.
Craig Rogers got the notification from District 11 of the situation, as his son is a senior at Coronado High School. While thankful for first responder efforts, he's frustrated by the call in the first place.
"There's nothing funny about that at all, in any way. There are too many people and lives are at risk just getting the first responders out here doing what they do," Rogers said.