COLORADO SPRINGS — The El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPSO) and Fountain Police responded to Watson Junior High School in Security-Widefield on Friday morning after a lockdown alarm reportedly malfunctioned.
According to EPSO, the initial call came in around 7:25 a.m.
This district is investigating what caused the alarm to go off.
One student says he did not know there was no threat to the school when he was pulled into the classroom, saying "I was texting everybody that I love".
The EPSO are on scene at Watson Jr. High School. The building has been cleared. We are working in conjunction with local law enforcement & District 3 security teams to ensure the safety of all students. There is no shooter, we are investigating the claims which were reported. https://t.co/riyCYnUF14 pic.twitter.com/Rjl3vPATTA— EPCSheriff (@EPCSheriff) September 23, 2022
Parents received a message from the school via Reminder at roughly 10:30 am, which read in part:
We know situations like this, whether real or false, are distressing. We immediately activated our crisis response team to provide mental health assistance to students and staff. We will continue to have counselors available next week at school.
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