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Denver Public Schools says no threat found at Northfield High School

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Posted at 11:15 AM, Dec 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-07 14:21:22-05

DENVER — Denver police investigated false reports of an active shooter at Northfield High School on Wednesday morning.

Rachel Childress with Denver Public schools said no threats were found at the school, which is no longer on lockdown.

Scott Pribble, director of external communications with Denver Public Schools, said earlier in the day that there were reports of shots fired at Northfield High School on Wednesday morning. As of 11 a.m., he said it sounded like a swatting call.

Swatting is a crime in which a person deceives emergency services by calling in a false threat such as an armed intruder, active shooting or other critical incident.

There is no evidence of an active shooter at Northfield, Pribble said.

Denver police officers went from building to building to confirm there was no threat inside the school, said Christine Downs with the Denver Police Department.

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Farther south, the Colorado Springs Police Department said Wednesday morning that it was aware of a report of an active shooter at the Colorado Springs School on Broadmoor Avenue, but this was also false. There is no threat to the school, police said, and it is being investigated as false reporting. However, officers are still working around the school.

In September, the FBI announced it was working with local law enforcement after a series of threats were made to Colorado schools. All of the threats were unfounded.