View Full Version : Reports of person w gun at Thornton HS in Denver, evacuation ongoing

05-24-2013, 01:28 PM
http://media.thedenverchannel.com/photo/2013/05/24/pd%20outside%20thornton%20hs_1369421830962_419774_ ver1.0_320_240.jpg

so far it is just reports, lockdown and evacuation, and no shooting, though, I'm thankful to see.


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#Breaking We're seeing students being evacuated hand-in-hand from #ThorntonHS to school buses http://ch7ne.ws/16eMzCc pic.twitter.com/5L9vm3L2Md

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#BREAKING: More police outside #Thornton HS. http://ch7ne.ws/16eMzCc pic.twitter.com/H5c3wEUJCI

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#Breaking #ThorntonHS "Everybody is safe at this point," police PIO just told us. http://ch7ne.ws/16eMzCc

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#BREAKING: Parents asked to NOT GO TO Thornton High. Please go to 88th & Grant. Cops working on evac plan.

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#7News viewer giving us great views of the scene at Thornton High School. Thornton High still on lockdown. pic.twitter.com/FcMQAUoiYh
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#BREAKING: See what we've learned and get updates on #Thornton situation here: http://ch7ne.ws/16eMzCc

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#BREAKING: Lots of rumors swirling about what's happening in #Thornton. For now, police say it was REPORT of someone with POSSIBLE weapon.

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Here is a picture of Thornton Police responding to a report of a person with a gun at Thornton High School. pic.twitter.com/yYfj2qUrxc

05-24-2013, 01:35 PM
Last day of school. Similar to pulling the fire alarm as a prank?


THORNTON - Adams County Sheriff's Office deputies are assisting Thornton Police on a report of a person with a gun outside of Thornton High School.

Thornton High School is on lockdown while police investigate. Thornton Elementary and Middle schools, as well as Cornado Hills Elementary School, McElwain Elementary School, International School at Thornton Middle School are on lockout.

Authorities are methodically searching the area inside and around the school.

Thornton Police communications director Matt Barnes says there are conflicting reports of people seeing a person with an item that looked like a weapon.

School was scheduled to dismiss at 12:30 p.m. since Friday was the last day of exams.

Students also had to clean out their lockers on Thursday, so no backpacks were allowed on Friday at school.

9NEWS is sending a crew to the scene to find out more information.

05-24-2013, 01:36 PM
Probably an assault style pencil.

05-24-2013, 01:37 PM
could easily be, if the evacuation is this far along, and no shooting happened, either that or someone saw someone on their way to a hunting trip, and freaked, would be my guess.

05-24-2013, 01:37 PM
Probably an assault style pencil.

Or one of those clouds shaped like a gun....

05-24-2013, 01:38 PM
Ban being in public

05-24-2013, 01:38 PM
See something, fuck everyone's life up.

Thanks DHS. Thanks.

05-24-2013, 01:39 PM
Is it raining,, could be an umbrella.

05-24-2013, 01:49 PM
**** like this happens all the time, probably a prank or some overzealous dumby that thinks he/she saw something.

05-24-2013, 01:52 PM
Those kids by that bus need to have their hands on top of their heads -- officer safety!

05-24-2013, 02:07 PM
http://media.thedenverchannel.com/photo/2013/05/24/pd%20outside%20thornton%20hs_1369421830962_419774_ ver1.0_320_240.jpg

Found the men with guns. Hide your children, hide your wife, and hide your dogs!

05-24-2013, 02:25 PM
You know, pretty much ALL croissants look like a gun.