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Lamar High School parents angry over silence following rumors of school shooting

LAMAR, Colo. - The Lamar High School community is on edge after rumors circulated about a school threat and parents weren't notified about it for a week.

The School District sent out a letter to parents Thursday, seven days after the investigation began.

It doesn't fully explain what happened or didn't happen at Lamar High School, however, it does say the issue was addressed.

The letter from Principal Allan Medina says on October 26, the school was made aware of a student's social media post. Something in the post initiated an investigation from the school and its resource officer. 

KRDO NewsChannel 13 spoke with some parents, and they claim it was a threat of a school shooting. Authorities have yet to confirm that. 

The letter says seven students were questioned, but only one student was removed from school over concerns they could be a threat to themselves or others.

Right now, we don't know if that means the student was suspended or expelled.

Rumors started circulating on social media. Some parents have taken their kids out of school, saying they're frustrated with what they claim is a lack of response from the district.

That includes a mother we spoke with who didn't want to release her identity.

"I don't understand why parents were not called. I don't understand why children are going to school and their lives being threatened and nothing happening," said the Lamar High School mother. 

The letter from the principal says they believe the school is safe for students and classes will continue.

KRDO NewsChannel 13 reached out to the district and the Police Department to try to get some clarification and answers but still hasn’t received any further information.

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