SHERIDAN, Colo. (CBS4) – Schools are closed in Sheridan Thursday after a crime spree that left two bystanders wounded on Wednesday. Hundreds of students were kept inside their schools on lockdown until they could be transported to a safe location as officers searched for the suspects.
The students were taken to a church in Littleton and parents waited until after 8 p.m. to pick them up.
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“It all started with a phone call from the city saying the kids’ school was on lockdown — no one could go into the building, no one could come out,” a parent said.
That call came at around noon, but for some parents little information about why would follow.
“I think that was the hardest part, just not knowing what the situation was,” another parent said.
High school, junior high, and even elementary and preschool students were kept inside while law enforcement — some in full tactical gear — scoured the surrounding area.
Daisy Sanchez was inside Sheridan High School, which was at the center of the police perimeter.
“We (saw) a lot of police walking around and coming inside checking on everybody,” Sanchez said.
Those too young to understand exactly what was going on say the day was just too long.
“This is a crazy day,” a young girl said.
“Yeah, I was scared … because I didn’t get to see my mom at the time I’m supposed to,” a young boy said.
“Everything turned out fine, it was just kind of scary,” a mother said.
Sheridan schools will be back in session on Friday, although the suspects have yet to be found.
Sheridan police released the following information about this case:
A tip line has been set up for the shooting in Sheridan. If you have any information pertaining to the incident call 303-734-8268.