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District 49 adds extra security due to barricaded suspect near Sand Creek High School

D49 announces return to school plan
Posted at 7:35 AM, Aug 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-15 09:35:12-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — District 49 sent a letter to parents Thursday morning saying that it has added extra security around Sand Creek High School due to a barricaded suspect in a home near the school.

Police tweeted about the suspect in the early morning hours Thursday, saying a juvenile suspect wanted on multiple warrants was barricaded inside a home in the 4000 block of Heathmoor Drive. That home is located across from N. Carefree Circle in a neighborhood north of the school.

In the letter to parents, D49 said the district made the decision to add extra security personnel "out of an abundance" of caution. Students will be on a normal schedule at the school.

The full text of the letter is included below:

Dear D49 Families,

We are aware of local news reports about our law enforcement partners from the Colorado Springs Police Department working overnight in a neighborhood near SCHS.

Although the investigation by the CSPD had no direct impact to SCHS overnight, out of an abundance of caution, our safety and security team will increase its presence around SCHS Thursday morning and throughout the day.

SCHS will maintain a normal schedule Thursday, and we will stay in close contact with CSPD.

We thank you for your trust, understanding and support. The safety of students, families and staff on our campuses and at all D49 buildings is a top priority. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners and remain proactive to ensure a safe learning environment awaits every learner every time they arrive at school.


David Nancarrow
Director of Communications