School Lockdown Lifted for 4 Area Schools
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Four Grand Valley schools were put on lockdown earlier Wednesday, as authorities responded to reports of a person with a gun.
These lockdowns took place for Nisley Elementary, Bookcliff Middle School, Orchard Avenue Elementary, and the Kinderhaus Learning Center.
The 911 communication center received a call at 9 a.m. from a person who reported seeing a man walking down the 2800 block of Mesa Avenue with what they thought was a rifle and possibly shooting it off.
Authorities responded through the neighborhood, and identified the suspect, who is a juvenile male, and who was in possession of a toy rifle.
“Our goal is to make sure our kids are safe, and anytime we have reports of suspicious activity, possibly involving a weapon nearby our schools, we are going to take the precautions that we need to do,” said Kate Porras of the Grand Junction Police Department. “In this case, everything turned out absolutely fine and the kids are safe, which is what we want.”
Authorities did question the male but no arrests or charges have been made.
All four schools have since resumed to normal operations.