CSU - Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office plans increased staffing over weekend due to threat

CSU - Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office plans increased staffing over weekend due to threat

PUEBLO – The Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office will provide increased staffing on the Colorado State University-Pueblo campus throughout the weekend in response to a written bomb and shooting threat that was discovered early Tuesday in the Occhiato University Center.

Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor said in addition to the regular campus officers on duty, additional officers will stationed in campus residence halls and throughout campus. The campus will host a number of public events, including a Discover Day by the Office of Admissions on Friday and the 2A State Basketball Tournament in Massari Arena Thursday through Saturday.

Faculty, staff, and students were notified at 10:32 a.m. both by the emergency text message system and via e-mails that officials had obtained a piece of paper found on a flip chart in the campus student center that included the threat of a bomb plan for Wednesday, March 9.

Students and employees are asked to remain in a heightened state of awareness and to report anyone or anything that appears unusual. Any information regarding this incident should be reported to the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, the anonymous campus tip line, 719-549-2376, or to Pueblo CRIMESTOPPERS, 719-543-STOP (7867).

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