Longmont police contact female student suspected in Westview Middle School bomb threat

Jan. 25—Longmont police have contacted a juvenile female student who acknowledged her involvement in a bomb threat made to Westview Middle School on Friday.

In an email, Longmont Public Safety spokeswoman Robin Ericson said the student attends Westview and that the "associated" criminal offenses are false reporting to authorities, false reporting of an explosive device and interference with an educational institution.

Ericson said the juvenile has not yet been charged or taken into custody. Ericson said police "will refer the case to diversion for accountability, prevention and consideration for an alternative to formal juvenile prosecution."

Police did not disclose how old the juvenile is or what grade she is in.

St. Vrain Valley officials did not disclose the student's status with Westview Middle School.

In the email, Ericson said the case remains open and under investigation to ensure no other individuals were involved in the threat.

Longmont police responded to Westview Middle School, 1651 Airport Road, on Friday after the school reported receiving a bomb threat, according to police.

The St. Vrain Valley School District immediately began an evacuation of the building, which was initiated as a fire drill because it was "the SVVSD evacuation protocol that most closely aligns to how the school district needs students and staff to calmly and efficiently leave the building."

Subsequently, students were met by district buses that quickly transported them to nearby Silver Creek High School, 4901 Nelson Road, where school officials began the reunification process.

All students and faculty were safely evacuated, and no injuries were reported.

Westview Middle School was later cleared by police, and no devices were found.

Anyone with information regarding the threat at Westview Middle School is encouraged by police to contact the school resource officer at Westview Middle School, Brett Rimsky, at brett.rimsky@longmontcolorado.gov or 303-651-8511.