Front Range Community College puts campuses on lockdown

The University of Colorado at Boulder and the Front Range Community College canceled the course lockdown due to a threat made against local community colleges, which was later determined to be a hoax.

Front Range Community College, which has campuses in Longmont, Westminster and Fort Collins, tweeted that the campuses were put on lockdown at 8:47 a.m. Friday.

The tweet said the lockdowns were “in an abundance of caution…due to a potential threat in the region”.

But at 12:22 p.m., officials said all three campuses were now closed for the day, while classes would meet remotely on Saturday.

Westminster Police, in a statement, said officers had contacted a person of interest in connection with the threats, which appear to be a form of doxing.

According to the statement, “at this time, officers cannot validate any of the threats against the school.”

Meanwhile, the Colorado Community College System tweeted at 10:14 a.m. that officials had “notified of a threat against multiple CCCS colleges in the metro area,” including Front Range Community College.

“We are working closely with campus security teams and law enforcement to monitor the situation,” the tweet read.

While the threat reportedly did not name the University of Colorado Boulder and officials said there was “no threat” to the campus, CU Boulder officials announced at 12:16 p.m. that all courses and activities had been canceled “out of caution”.

But at 2:32 p.m., CU Boulder police tweeted that the threat was deemed not credible.

“Law enforcement has determined that the previous threat to Denver area colleges was a hoax,” the tweet read.

However, CU Boulder said its campus would remain closed for the day, and Front Range Community College announced no changes to its plans to remain closed.

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