Central High School Evacuation

Students hvae been evacuated at Central High School

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Central High School in Grand Junction was placed on lockdown around 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday due to what Mesa Valley School District 51 officials are calling an undisclosed threat.

Evacuation of students began around 10:30 a.m. at the school.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office is conducting surveillance operations inside of the building.

As word has spread to students, some have reported hearing about an individual armed with a gun or bomb and barricading themselves in the bathroom, but the MCSO says those claims are "not true."

Evacuated students are being bussed to Palisade High School. Officials will not release students until every one has been evacuated from Central High School. So parents of students should expect to wait if you are currently trying to pick up your child.

The story is still developing at the time of this posting. News Channel 5 will provide more details as they become available.


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