(Cheyenne, Wyo.) - Following this morning's incident reported at Jessup Elementary
the Laramie County School District #1 released the following information:
This morning, a phone call was received by the Jessup office staff whereby
the caller implied that there was a bomb in the building. The building was
put in “lock down status” and 9-1-1 was called. Cheyenne Police arrived to
search the building and campus grounds. Other safety measures such as
mobilizing buses to transport students, were put on alert at the same
time. Following authorization from the police, the lock down was lifted
and communications were immediately extended to parents and guardians, as
well as other school personnel.
It was later determined through caller identification and subsequent police
investigation that the threat was a prank call. Since the safety of our
staff and students is always of primary concern, security and safety
procedures are immediately implemented as every threat is taken very
seriously. The building was first placed in lock down until threat levels
were fully assessed. Immediate evacuation is not the initial protocol
since evacuation presents a high risk to student safety, as an intruder may
be either in or outside the building and wanting students to be evacuated.
LCSD1 relies heavily on our local law enforcement and take their lead
during these types of situations.