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FBI, police investigate reports of ‘swatting’ calls about active shooters at schools across Southern Colorado

DENVER (KRDO) -- The Federal Bureau of Investigation Denver Field Office and Colorado Springs law enforcement is investigating multiple reports of swatting incidents across schools in Southern Colorado.

Monday, FBI Denver confirmed with KRDO that they've received many reports of an active shooter at schools in Colorado.

Statement below:

The FBI is aware of numerous swatting incidents wherein a report of an active shooter at a school is made. The FBI takes swatting very seriously because it puts innocent people at risk and drains law enforcement resources.

Most swatting cases are handled by local and state law enforcement agencies. The FBI often provides resources and guidance in these investigations and can recommend cases for federal prosecution.

I can confirm FBI Denver is working with local law enforcement on some of these swatting incidents involving schools in our region.

Vikki Migoya, Public Affairs Officer with FBI Denver Field Office

Colorado Springs Police Department confirmed with KRDO that Alamosa High School received a threat. One Southern Colorado high school never received a threat, but a report came to the police department. Police were able to immediately identify the call to be a hoax. No students or staff were in danger following the reported threat.

According to 9NEWS, Denver East High School received a threat, prompting the school to get put on lockdown. Students had to evacuate as police cleared the campus. Denver Police told 9NEWS they believe the threat came from outside of a building. Police said if the person was caught, they could face state and federal charges.

The following schools also received the threat:

  • Montrose High School
  • Delta High School
  • Cedaredge High School

According to police, no injuries were reported in any of the incidents.

FBI Denver is working with Colorado Springs law enforcement on the investigation to determine if the calls were related to each other.

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