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Over 40 Colorado schools receive emailed bomb threats


EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) - The Kiowa County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) responded to a threat towards the Eads Schools on Jan. 9.

KCSO says that a bomb threat was sent via email. Emergency personnel evacuated the school.

According to the KCSO, it was determined this same threat was given to numerous schools throughout the state. The schools were cleared by law enforcement and the threat was deemed to be fictitious.

There is no active threat at this time and this incident is under investigation.

In El Paso County, the Ellicott Schools received a threat of explosives in all of the district's buildings, also sent via email.

The district says that the email was sent to administrators and teachers in all of the buildings. The district began evacuating at 10:30 a.m.

At 11 a.m. the district said that everyone is safe and they are working on reuniting students with families.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office (EPSO) confirmed that no devices were found at the Ellicott Schools.

The KCSO says that over 40 schools received the threats across Colorado, including Monte Vista and La Junta.

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