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Lockouts lifted in Fremont Co as police investigate social media post

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Canon City HS is on lockout status due to a credible threat in nearby Florence. (KOAA) Canon City HS is on lockout status due to a credible threat in nearby Florence. (KOAA)

Florence Police Chief Michael DeLaurentis says the lockout at Fremont County schools is no longer in effect as detectives have questioned a former Florence High School student accused of making a threat via social media.

The social media post involved the use of emojis overlaid on a picture about today's student protests. Two people are actually being detained for questioning by Florence PD detectives. Information on the second person has not been released.

Detectives were able to obtain a search warrant for a search of the suspect's home.

Earlier, all Fremont Re-2 schools were on lockout. Also Canon City RE1 School district put in place a lockout at the Canon City High School, Canon City Middle School, and District Administration building for precautionary reasons.

Canon City High School planned to combine their "walkout" with a fire drill in order to keep track of everyone, but those plans were changed after there was a threat made against Florence High School.

Canon City H.S. decided to hold their walkout indoors in their gym. The school is under lockout conditions, meaning no one can enter the campus.

All students are still in classrooms and conducting business as usual. Canon City Police officers are present at most schools as part of the the normal response to this type of secured status.

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