[UPDATED] Police Activity Prompts Lockdown of Grand Junction High School
Police activity in the area near Grand Junction High School prompted school officials to lock down the campus as a precaution.
[UPDATE] - The school lockdown was in response to a report of a stabbing near 7th Street and Orchard Avenue. Grand Junction Police found a teen in the alley behind the Art Center with a stab wound.
The teen was taken to the hospital for treatment of a non-life-threatening injury. Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances that led to the stabbing.
According to School District 51 officials, the school lockdown began at approximately 2 p.m. on Monday (January 23).
The school district website advised parents that students will be delayed getting home. Buses will be running later than normal and are on standby to pick up students at the school as soon as safety officials ensured the area is clear.
The lockdown at the high school was lifted at 3:12 p.m. There is no word yet as to the exact nature of the police activity that prompted the lockdown.
We will update with additional information as it becomes available.