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Written Threats Located at Battle Mountain High School

Jessie Porter, Public Information Officer, 970-328-8540

Edwards, Colo. – On Friday, April 28, 2017, a message was found written on the floor of Battle Mountain High School (BMHS).  The message communicated a threat of violence for a specific date, but was not directed to any specific individuals.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by BMHS administration and responded immediately to investigate the threats.

Eagle County Sheriff's Deputies are working collaboratively with other local law enforcement agencies and the Eagle County School’s to follow up on leads in this incident. Until this matter is resolved there will be a heightened law enforcement presence at the school and at any ancillary school functions. 

Next week, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office will have extra police presence at BMHS as the investigation continues and in order to provide additional precautions at school. “We will do everything we can in order to ensure the utmost safety and security of our students and community members” said Sheriff James Van Beek.

The Eagle County School’s sent out a notice to parents, students and staff earlier today. Their message stated “school will continue as usual next week”.  Additional security measures are planned to ensure the safety of all students and staff. “Situations such as this are deeply concerning and we understand the fear it may cause for families, students, and staff. The steps we have and will continue to take will be as aggressive as necessary in order to investigate the situation and insure the security and safety of all students and staff” said Dr. Jason Glass.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone with information regarding this threat to contact the Eagle County Sheriff's Office at (970) 328-8500 or Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007, 1-800-972-TIPS, submit your tip online at www.tipsubmit.com, or text a tip from your cell phone by texting STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637).  If your tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved, you could earn up to a $1,000 reward from the Crime Stoppers.

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