At approximately 11 p.m. on February 21, 2018 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Summit School District were notified of a threat of violence planned on February 22, 2018.
SUMMIT COUNTY, CO – At approximately 11 p.m. on February 21, 2018 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and the Summit School District were notified of a threat of violence planned on February 22, 2018. It has been determined that the threat was not specific to Summit County, Colorado. Threats are still being investigated in possible connection with Summit County, Ohio and possibly Frisco, Texas. Several people contacted Summit High School Dean of Students, Brittany Acres, after seeing the threat posted on Facebook and Snapchat, who then reported the threat to Summit County Dispatch.
Sheriff’s deputies searched the Summit High School and did not locate anything out of the ordinary. On the morning of February 22, 2018 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office took appropriate security measures and placed an increased law enforcement presence at Summit High School and Summit Middle School as students arrived for the day and will continue to have an increased presence throughout the day. This threat remains under active investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and Federal law enforcement partners.
Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons stated, “The Summit County Sheriff’s Office takes all threats to the community seriously. At this time, we have no reason to believe that there is a security or safety risk to students or Summit High School. I encourage families to continue to talk with their children about safety and the importance about reporting any concerns promptly to parents, school officials, law enforcement or Safe2Tell Colorado, as in this case.” Sheriff FitzSimons believes that community safety comes from communication, vigilance and education and that we all share in the responsibility to be part of the solution.