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Colorado Springs Police Department investigating a disturbance at Harrison High School

They said there is no threat to students or staff
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Posted at 12:37 PM, Oct 07, 2022

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs Police are currently investigating a disturbance at Harrison High School.

They received information that a firearm was shown however, there is no threat to the students or staff at this time and no injuries have been reported.

It was later confirmed that a gun was never inside the school and police are investigating interference with the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing and they will update as soon as more details are available.

Last week, KOAA News5 reporter Natalie Chuck looked at how a second grader at Evans Elementary managed to bring a handgun in their backpack.

According to D49, after school started, a parent reported to a staff member that their child had seen another student with a single round of ammunition on Monday.

The staff member immediately reported this to administrators who called El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and D49 security.

The student was then removed from class and the handgun, along with extra ammunition, was found in the student's backpack.

The district said there was no indication the student wanted to threaten or harm students and staff but it was determined to be a misguided attempt to impress friends.

How the student came into possession of the handgun is still being investigated.

Currently, Harrison School District a part of School District2 and many others in the state work with a School Resource Officer Unit Mission whose purpose is to provide for and maintain a safe, healthy, and productive learning environment for all students attending the 5 school districts.

They provide routine police services on school property and help differentiate between criminal activity and disciplinary issues to make appropriate referrals.

Another resource for schools is the nationally recognized called Safe2Tell which will send reports to local schools and law enforcement protecting the anonymity of those reporting.

They have a hotline by calling 1-877-542-SAFE (7233) and offer afree portal that can be accessed by those who want to leave a tip. It had a pre-loaded template so the reporter only needs to fill out key information such as the name of the school, what happened, description of the event, and persons involved.

Tune into KOAA News5 at 4 PM for more details.


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