Lockout over: Suspect apprehended after “concerning” social media post at Liberty HS

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 19) — The lockout due to “a concerning” Instagram post at Libery High School and Timberview Middle School has now been lifted. Academy District 20 says the suspect who made the threat has been apprehended.

Principal Alan Thimmig sent a message to parents around noon Monday saying the school is on lockout while CSPD and district security investigate the situation.

D-20 says when Liberty High School learned of the potential threat against the school, they immediately contacted the Coloraod Springs Police Department and D20 Security.

After conducting a thorough investigation, CSPD says there apprehended the suspect and that there is no longer a threat to the high school.

This is the statement provided by Academy District 20:

Timberview Middle School, which is next to Liberty and uses parts of its campus, was also on lockout due to its proximity, according to the district.

A lockout means:

  • The perimeter of the school is secured
  • All students remain indoors
  • All perimeter doors are locked
  • Attendance is taken
  • It is business as usual within the building

UPDATE (April 21): The suspect is charged with Inciting Destruction of Life or Property and Interference with Staff, Faculty or Students of an Educational Institution.

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