The Brighton Police Department is investigating a threatening call referencing Brighton High School that was received by our dispatch center at 8:40 a.m. on Feb. 22. We are relieved to report that this threat was quickly found to have no credibility.
The reporting party stated they were about to go into Brighton High School with weapons. Officers were on scene one minute after receiving the phone call, and they worked with school administration to determine that nobody had entered the building. Officers swept the common areas and secured the perimeter of Brighton High School, while schools in the area were placed on Secure as a precautionary measure. When officers were confident that there was no credible threat to students or community members, all schools were released from Secure and the school day continued as normal.
Brighton Police Department, along with our partners at 27J Schools, take threats of school violence very seriously. We are aware that many schools across the state received similar threats today. Brighton Police Department will be working with the appropriate local and federal agencies to provide the investigative resources and information we have so whoever is responsible for this can be held accountable.
We recognize the impact this has had on many people in our community. It is important that we continue to take all threats seriously, and we encourage you to report suspicious activity or safety concerns to the police. Students may also call the Safe2Tell program to report safety concerns anonymously at 877-542-7233 or report online at www.safe2tell.org/.