Officials of a small school district in Colorado, outside of Denver, canceled classes on Monday [February 22] after there was a “threat of significant violence” was cited, according to Reuters.
According to reports, “Ellicott School District 22 said in statements on its website and Facebook page that it was working with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the threat. ‘Threats such as these are taken very seriously,’ it said.”
The school system in the city of Ellicott includes a pre-school, elementary, middle and high school. Further details and the specifics regarding the threat were not provided by district officials.
The school and school districts across the United States are found to be commonly targeted by threats, most of which turn out to be pranks. In December, officials for the Los Angeles School District, the second largest in the nation, canceled classes across the district after receiving a threat that was later found to be a prank.