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Emergency Alert

October 21, 2019

2:25 p.m. All after school activities and sports will remain as scheduled.

2:12 p.m. The Shelter in Place at Grand Junction High School has been lifted and the school is returning to regular operations. School will dismiss on a regular schedule. Students who were transported to Valley, Career Center, or WCCC will need to be picked up by a parent or guardian - they will NOT be transported back to GJHS. Read more about the incident from the Grand Junction Police Department at https://bit.ly/33QJN5I

1:30 p.m. The following information is from the Grand Junction Police Department:
At approximately 11:47 on Monday morning, a school resource officer at Grand Junction High School responded to a radio call for help on the lawn near the south end of campus. Officers discovered one juvenile male victim with what appeared to be stab wounds. The victim was transported to the hospital. While the extent of injuries is not known at this time, they are not expected to be life threatening. One juvenile female suspect was still on scene of the incident and was taken into custody. The students involved are known to one another. Parents of both juveniles involved have been contacted.

The school was [put into] shelter in place. Officers remain on scene at the school as they continue to investigate and process the scene. Despite initial rumors, NO gun is believed to have been involved in this incident.

There is no ongoing threat or danger at the school related to this incident, and the scene was contained within minutes. We understand how scary this is for parents. We encourage parents to make sure they are enrolled in emergency alerts through the Grand Junction Regional Communications Center. Parents should also enroll for emergency communications from Mesa County Valley School District 51 by texting “YES” to 67587. More information regarding this incident will be released as they become available.

1:00 p.m.  -
Staff and students at Grand Junction High School are safe, there is no on-going situation, and no immediate threat to the school. However, the school is still in Shelter in Place as a precaution, while law enforcement investigates an alleged assault. The parents of those involved have been contacted. Please continue to avoid the area. Students who are currently off campus should remain off campus. At this time, the school plans to release as normal. 

12:25 p.m.
GJHS is still in Shelter in Place. Staff and students are safe and there is no immediate threat to the school. Students who are currently off campus should remain off campus.

12:10 p.m.
The Shelter in Place at Palisade HS has been lifted, and the school is returning to regular operations. 

11:50 a.m.
Grand Junction High School is currently in Shelter in Place. Please avoid the area and do not contact the school. 

11:48 a.m. Palisade High School is currently in Shelter in Place due to a bear sighting in the area. This is a precaution and there is no immediate threat to the school. Please avoid the area and do not contact the school. Updates will be posted here as they become available. 


To learn more about school emergencies, please visit the
D51 Safety & Security Page

**To opt in to emergency texts from District 51, text “Yes” to 67587**

** Para optar por textos de emergencia del Distrito 51, envíe un mensaje de texto "Yes" al 67587 **

 

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