Feb 4, 2013 1:47 PM by Lauren Molenburg

Schools in Widefield on secured perimeter, Sheriff activity in area

Widefield High School, Widefield Elementary, and Discovery High School are on secured perimeter due to Sheriff activity in the area. Secured perimeter means no one is allowed in or out of schools. Children are not in any danger, and classes will proceed as normal.

Widefield Dr. is closed in both directions between Hackberry and Aztec.

One male and one female have been arrested. A K9 unit has just arrived on scene at the 400-block of Aztec, a few blocks north of Widefield High School. SWAT teams are still searching for more suspects inside the home.


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