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Update: Golden/Arvada Bomb Threat

Update: Golden/Arvada Bomb Threat
Posted on 02/06/2018
Dear Jeffco Families,

First, please know the safety of Jeffco students is always a priority for me, my team, school leaders, and local law enforcement. We take threats seriously and take steps to ensure our schools are safe.

Last night, we received an anonymous threat against schools in the Arvada and Golden areas; specific schools were not named, only the areas. Our security team and local law enforcement agencies worked through the night to conduct a search of all buildings in the affected areas to ensure our schools were safe to open this morning.

Through this search, we did not find any evidence to validate the threat. If we had any evidence to the contrary, I would have closed schools.

We continue to partner with law enforcement in providing additional security presence in schools. Additionally, we will continue working with law enforcement in the ongoing investigation.

This continues to be an evolving issue with decisions being made in real-time. My team takes this threat seriously, while not wishing to create unnecessary panic or concern. Unfortunately, Jeffco Public Schools has a long history of responding to these kinds of incidents - and each one brings unique challenges and opportunities to improve our procedures.

I understand some parents may have had problems receiving the message we sent to Golden and Arvada families this morning. We rely on having up-to-date information in order to send communications. If you had problems, please check the information in JeffcoConnect. If you have the correct information entered and still did not receive communications, please contact your school or email and we will support you in making sure your information is updated.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this unfortunate situation. We will post regular updates on our website and social media until this issue is resolved. We are deeply grateful for the opportunity to be of service to your families.

Kind regards,
Dr. Jason Glass
Superintendent and Chief Learner
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