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Parker high school cleared after bomb threat Friday

Chaparral High School students were dismissed at 1:15 p.m. Friday after being evacuated due to a reported threat, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.

PARKER, Colo. — Chaparral High School in Parker was evacuated Friday afternoon while authorities investigated a bomb threat.

Douglas County Sheriff's Office said at 12:40 p.m. that students were gathering in the parking lots while they investigated the threat that was called in. 

Just before 4 p.m., the Sheriff's Office said the school had been cleared by deputies and no suspicious devices were found.

Students are being dismissed at 1:15 p.m., the Sheriff's Office said. Students who rely on bussing will be transported to their normal bus stop.

"It will take bomb dogs a significant amount of time to clear the entire building, based on the size of our school, Douglas County School District spokesperson Paula Hans said. "As a result, we are implementing an early dismissal today at 1:15 p.m. Parents are encouraged to come to the school as soon as possible to pick up their students. Chaparral High School staff will remain at the school until every student is picked up."

As rooms in the school are cleared by bomb dogs, backpacks will be brought outside for students to take with them. Students who left before getting their belongings can return from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. to get their items.

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