Weld RE5J School District

Message from Superintendent Concerning Update of Roosevelt Closure on May 8, 2017

 Dear Weld RE-5J Families:

I am writing to provide you with an update on the potential threat against Roosevelt High School that caused us to cancel school today. At this time, the Johnstown Police Department’s investigation has revealed no credible threat. Interviews with students and family members have led law enforcement to believe that there was no direct threat of violence, and that any presumption of a threat was based on rumor.

Again, we ask that if you or your student has any information related to this incident, please call Safe2Tell Colorado at 1-877-542-7233 or police dispatch at (970) 587-5555 and ask to be connected to the Roosevelt High School resource officer.

I want to take this opportunity to thank the Johnstown Police Department for their partnership and immediate action in launching an investigation to ensure the safety of Weld RE-5J students. As we said in the previous communication, there will be an increased law enforcement presence at RHS tomorrow and around other district schools to show support for our students and our community’s commitment to ensuring their safety.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the cancelation of school and afterschool activities at RHS today. We made the decision out of an abundance of caution, and to give us the time we needed to launch an investigation and ensure the safety of our students. School and activities will go on, as scheduled, at all Weld RE-5J schools tomorrow.

Thank you.

Dr. Martin Foster
Superintendent