A shooting threat resulted in a lockdown of the Monte del Sol Charter School on Wednesday afternoon.
School principals called the Santa Fe police around 11:30 a.m. after reports were found in a boys’ toilet cubicle of a message threatening a shooting, Santa Fe deputy chief Paul Joye said.
The school’s headmistress, Zoë Nelsen, said the students were sent home under police supervision at around 1:30 p.m. Parents were contacted via text message and robocall when the lockdown went into effect.
There are no suspects related to the threat, which is still under investigation, Joye said, adding that police will be conducting additional patrols near the school on Walking Rain Road in the coming days.
“We will and have been in the area to drive through and make sure everyone is fine,” said Joye.
Nelsen said students will start classes in their home counseling groups on Thursday morning and counseling services are available for the students.