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UPDATE: 1 charged after threat causes lockout at Fremont County schools

CANON CITY, Colo. - One juvenile was charged with a misdemeanor after a social media threat caused lockouts at schools in Canon City and Florence.

According to police, a former student posted on Snapchat with emojis placed on top of a picture of the walkout suggesting a threat against Florence High School. Police said this is the second time he made threats on social media.

That person, who is a minor and wasn't identified, was detained for questioning before being officially charged. One other person was also detained for questioning, but police said they narrowed it down to the one suspect.

Police got a search warrant for that former student's house, but it's not clear if anything suspicious was found.

The students still held a memorial inside to honor the Florida students killed and injured in an attack at a Parkland high school last month.


The Canon City District called a lockout for all schools Wednesday morning as a precautionary measure in response to a threat directed at another school in Fremont County.

In a press release sent out by the district, it states the planned student walkout was also a factor in conducting the district-wide lockout. Students at the high school had originally planned to walkout to the gym to show their support for the victims of the Marjory Stoneman-Douglas High School shooting.

A lockout is called when there is a threat or hazard outside of the school building, and a lockdown is issued when there is a threat or hazard inside the school building.


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