COLORADO SPRINGS – Colorado Springs police tweeted that police activity at Sand Creek High School has concluded following a lockdown of the school and a search for a robbery suspect in the area.
Police were not able to find the suspect, but they said it is safe for students to return to schools in the area. CSPD Lt. Howard Black said the robbery happened around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. Police said the suspect escaped from an SUV during a traffic stop this morning and ran toward the school. Two other suspects in the SUV were arrested. Their names have not been released.
District 49 has lifted all lockdowns for schools in the district after police concluded their investigation. District Spokesperson David Nancarrow said Sand Creek High School, Remington Elementary School, Springs Ranch Elementary School and the Rocky Mountain Classical Academy will all resume normal activities following the lockdowns.
Students on school buses were taken to other D49 facilities while police searched the area. Administrators will walk students that were diverted to Creekside Success Center to Sand Creek to resume classes. Students taken to Vista Ridge High School will also be bused back to Sand Creek High School as a precaution. Horizon Middle School students that were diverted will be taken back to school to resume their normal schedule.
Police said this was not related in any way to the manhunt for Sol Pais, the woman wanted for possible threats to Denver-area schools.