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Bennett School District cancels class Wednesday after shots fired at park

The Adams County Sheriff's Office said two people were "involved in a disturbance" when one of them started shooting Tuesday night.

BENNETT, Colo. — Bennett School District 29J canceled all school activity Wednesday because of a shooting that happened Tuesday evening at Trupp Park.

The district said "due to the severity of the incident," school is canceled for Wednesday. 

No one was injured in the shooting. 

Deputies with the Adams County Sheriff's Office said around 5:15 p.m., they got a report of shots fired in the area of Trupp Park on Palmer Avenue. A person of interest was detained at 5:25 p.m., the sheriff's office said. Deputies were on scene to interview witnesses and search the area for evidence. 

Deputies said later Tuesday evening that two people had been detained for questioning. They did find evidence that shots were fired, but were still working to determine who fired those shots. 

The sheriff's office said Wednesday morning that two people were "involved in a disturbance" when one of them started shooting. One person is in custody and charges are expected to be filed against them, the sheriff's office said. The district said the person in custody is an adult. 

The sheriff's office said some students were at nearby Bennett Elementary School when the call came in. The school was put on lockdown as a precaution, the sheriff's office said. As of 6:45 p.m., deputies were releasing children to their parents at Bennett High School. They said just after 7 p.m. that all children had been reunited with their parents. 

Bennett School District 29J said students were at the school for a volleyball game and other after-school activities. 

"We will continue to monitor the situation to gather information with Adams County Sheriff’s Department," the district said on their website. "Our students and staff’s safety is our first priority."

The sheriff's office said there is no threat to the public. 



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