Increased law enforcement presence at Summit High School after bullet discovered in school
January 9, 2019
There was a heightened law enforcement presence at Summit High School on Wednesday after a bullet was found inside the school. There was no active threat to students, staff or the facility, according to county officials.
Just before 8 a.m. members of the school's staff discovered a live .22 caliber bullet outside the boy's locker room inside the school. The school resource officer was on scene within moments, followed shortly by a number of other deputies who completed a two-hour security sweep of the building, said Sheriff Jaime FitzSimons.
FitzSimons said that students were locked inside their classrooms while deputies completed the search. Deputies swept through every room in the school looking for potentially concerning items like weapons or other ammunition, and school staff searched through students' lockers for signs of weapons. Nothing of concern was discovered during the search, said FitzSimons.
FitzSimons noted that .22 caliber rounds are popular for small game hunting and target practice in the area, and said it's possible that the round was left on Tuesday night while the school hosted basketball games against Glenwood Springs High School.
"There was a lot of traffic in and out," said FitzSimons.
The sheriff's office continued to have a high-visibility presence at the school throughout the day.