Officials have Northfield High School have lifted the campus lockdown after Denver police investigated “a report of a suspicious occurrence,” according to the school and law enforcement officials.
All students are safe and nobody was harmed, Northfield High officials said on Facebook.
The school will be closed for the rest of the day, Parents can pick up their kids at Denver Public Schools’ northeast bus terminal at 4937 Dallas St.
The site of the incident was the school’s gym building and police are clearing students from the building, school officials said in a Facebook post.
“There has been no discharge of firearms and no students have been harmed to my knowledge,” a school official wrote in the post, adding. “We are all hoping it is a false alarm, but we definitely understand how terribly scary and anxiety-provoking it is, especially given recent events in Texas.”
ALERT: Officers are at Northfield HS investigating a report of a suspicious occurrence. Large police presence; this is an active investigation. Updates will be posted to this thread as more information becomes available. #Denver pic.twitter.com/k06L55ws1h
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) May 26, 2022
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Denver Public Schools has increased uniformed police presence in and around schools following a mass shooting at an elementary school in Texas where at least 19 young children and two teachers were killed.
Students who are not on campus should stay home, Northfield High said on Facebook.
A spokesman for DPS could not immediately be reached.
This is a developing story and will be updated.