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Columbine High School Lockout: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, and the schools in the surrounding area are on lockout after reports of a threat at the school made famous by the 1999 autrocity carried out by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. On April 24 1999, the two teen student gunmen killed 12 people at the school and injured another 24.

This is a breaking story so please stay tuned for updates.

Here’s what we know so far:


1. Students & Staff Are Safe

Columbine High School Lockdown, Columbine High School Shooting

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There are no reports of any injuries. The county school board were keen to stress that both staff and students were safe and accounted for.


2. The County Has Locked Out 8 Schools

In total, eight schools in the area are on lockout.


3. The Threat Was Made Via Phone Call

The call for the lockout came just after noon today. When school officials received a phone threat.


4. Lockouts Are Different From Lockdowns

A lockout forbids any entry to a building but allows operations within the building to go on as normal, according to a release from the Jefferson County Public Schools.


5. A Full Investigation is Unverway

Cops are on scene at all schools investigating a possible threat.

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