AURARIA CAMPUS THREAT: The Auraria campus is closed, everyone is asked to leave


DENVER METRO, Colo. (KDVR) — Threats to several local college campuses caused either a lockdown or a full closure and evacuation Friday morning.

The Auraria Campus official account tweeted that the threat is being investigated, asking people to stay calm and leave campus.

The campus includes Metropolitan State University Denver, University of Colorado Denver, and Community College Denver.

Community College of Aurora and Red Rocks Community College campuses are both on lockdown due to what they say is a statewide threat to the Colorado Community College System.

“Last night, a number of individuals in the CCA community and the greater Colorado Community College System received threats of harm and warnings of acts of violence,” the CCA’s website said.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the CCA security team has secured the perimeter of both campuses due to a potential threat in the area. This means that all of our exterior doors are locked, but activity inside the buildings is continues as usual.

If you are not inside a building on campus, please exit the area until you receive an “all clear” message.

For those already on campus, classes are continuing as planned. Anyone who is currently outside will not be able to enter the buildings until law enforcement clears us. We will alert you here as soon as that happens,” said a CCA alert sent.

Several Front Range Community Colleges campuses are on lockdown due to a threat.

This is news in development and will be updated with the latest details as they become available.

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