Monday, June 5

Denver area community colleges investigating potential threat

The Auraria Campus was closed and people were asked to leave, while other colleges were on lockout or closed on Friday. CU Boulder also canceled classes.

DENVER — Five Denver metro area community colleges closed or were on lockout Friday due to a potential threat Friday morning – a threat that Westminster Police said was “a form of doxing.”

According to the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), threats were made against:

  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Community College of Aurora
  • Community College of Denver
  • Front Range Community College
  • Red Rocks Community College

Community College of Aurora was on lockout, while the others closed their campuses for the day.

In addition, Auraria Campus – where Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver are located – was closed and officials asked people to leave the campus.

The University of Colorado Boulder said that while no threat was made to its campus, it has canceled all classes and activities for Friday as a precaution. CU Colorado Springs also closed for the day.

Arapahoe Community College Police Sgt. KW Moreland said that several individuals at different colleges received a threatening email shortly after midnight Friday.

The Westminster Police Department (WPD) said its officers contacted a person of interest in threats against Front Range Community College (FRCC) and that it appeared that the threats were a form of doxing against that individual.

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At the time of this writing, WPD said it couldn’t validate any threats against FRCC.

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According to a statement from Community College of Aurora, “Last night a number of individuals in the CCA community and the greater Colorado Community College System, received threats of harm and warnings of acts of violence. This is an ongoing investigation. We are working in partnership with local law enforcement to see that this matter is addressed.”

CCCS said it was working closely with campus security teams and law-enforcement agencies to monitor the situation.

College College of Aurora said it was on lockout and that all on-campus operations and activities were suspended until further notice.

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