Dear OES, ALLIES, SES, SRES, SCHS and PPEC Families,
On Thursday at approximately 8:41 a.m. our law enforcement partners at the Colorado Springs Police Department told our safety and security team a man who may have been armed was reportedly seen in an area just north of Sky Sox Stadium. D49 safety and security immediately notified the staff at Odyssey, ALLIES, Stetson and Springs Ranch Elementary Schools along with Sand Creek High School and Creekside Learning Center to go into lockout status as police searched the surrounding neighborhoods. Students and staff remained inside the buildings, and the schools restricted visitors, which follows our lockout procedures.
D49 safety and security lifted the lockout at SRES, SCHS and Creekside 16 minutes later at 8:57 a.m. when the CSPD determined there was no immediate threat to those campuses. OES, ALLIES and SES remained on lockout until approximately 9:20 a.m. at the request of CSPD, which continues to monitor the situation that caused the initial lockout announcement.
D49 thanks our law enforcement partners and encourages all of our staff, students and families to stay alert and report any suspicious activity. We’ll continue to be proactive and partner with local law enforcement to ensure a safe learning environment awaits every District 49 learner.