Rural Montrose County school closed for the day after threat

Published: Mar. 22, 2018 at 10:36 AM MDT
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A woman from Norwood called the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office Thursday morning saying that her relatives were on their way to Paradox Valley School to shoot children, according to the sheriff’s office.

She then told authorities she got the information from “a personal conversation with God,” and the threat was determined not to be credible, according to the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office also said the woman is being detained and will be checked out by mental health professionals.

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Thursday morning the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office got a call threatening a school in western Montrose County.

It happened before school started for the day, so families were told to keep their children home if they hadn’t already left, according to a press release from the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office.

The school, Paradox Valley School, is a charter school in Paradox, Colorado. That's near the Utah border, south of Gateway.

In a measure of extreme caution, according to the press release, the school was placed on lockdown Thursday, with the small number of students that had already arrived at school. Students who were on school buses were sheltered in place at a safe location, to be reunited with parents.

The sheriff’s office believes the threat is unsubstantiated, but the school is closed for the rest of the day.