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Aspen School District cleared of any threats

Aspen High School
Posted at 9:32 AM, Feb 22, 2023

ASPEN, Colo. — The Aspen School District was on lockdown Wednesday morning as law enforcement investigated a "potential threat" around the schools, according to the district.

The school district said law enforcement was working around the area. It was cleared by 10:20 a.m., according to the Pitkin County Sheriff's Office.

All students are safe and the buildings are secure, the district said.

Parents are instructed not to come to campus. All students will be released from the school.

The sheriff's office said roads were closed in the area as they worked around the Aspen schools.

School officials announced classes would be canceled for the remainder of the day and law enforcement would release students at the roundabout and at Bus Barn Lane, "to direct parents to correct location for pickup."

Parents were asked to stay in their car and bring an ID.


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