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Ivy Stockwell placed on ‘secure perimeter’ Wednesday

April 22, 2015 | Local News

By Surveyor Staff

Ivy Stockwell Elementary School was placed on “secure perimeter” around 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

“We’re still asking questions to see if anyone else has seen or heard anything at this point,” said Sergeant Jim Anderson of the Berthoud Squad. “It wasn’t really a definite threat, but we’re still looking into it.”

A citizen reported seeing what they thought were two teenage boys in the field west of the school holding what appeared to be a firearm or a knife, Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer David Moore stated in a press release.

Anderson ordered the school to initiate its secure perimeter procedures immediately. School staff ensured all students were inside the school and then secured all exterior doors so no one could enter or exit the building. Students and staff were free to move around inside the school and continue classes.

One deputy arrived at the school in less than one minute, according to Moore, and four more deputies arrived approximately one minute later. Deputies searched the area for the possible suspects or any potential dangers but found nothing matching the descriptions provided and no threats to the school, students, or staff were found.

The sheriff’s office allowed the school to cease its secure perimeter procedures and resume all normal activities at approximately 11:32 a.m., according to Moore.

The sheriff’s office is seeking information regarding this incident. Anyone with information is asked to call 970-416-1985 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868.

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