Sheriff's Announcement

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NEWS RELEASE                                  

14044 County Road G.5

Antonito, CO  81129

Phone # 719-376-2196                            Sheriff Garth Crowther



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:        Date: October 19, 2022         Time: 10:00 pm

On October 19, 2022 the Conejos County Sheriff’s Office received a “Lifespot” alert from Centauri High School.  Officers from the Conejos County Sheriff’s Office along with officers from La Jara Police Department, Manassa Police Department and Troopers from the Colorado State patrol responded to the call immediately.  Within minutes officers were on scene assessing the situation.  Officers immediately cleared high school and within a short period of time were able to give the all clear alert.  Investigation revealed the alert was accidentally set off and there never was a threat.  All North Conejos schools went into lock down utill the all clear was given.  I would like parents to know your teachers and students did an outstanding job and and were prepared to defend themselves.  As the sheriff I am proud of our students and teachers and the way they responded to the situation.