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Chatfield Senior High lockdown caused by pellet gun

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By Matt Gunn

Chatfield Senior High School was under an hour-long lockdown Nov. 8 following an incident in which two men apparently brandished what turned out to be an Airsoft pellet gun.

The incident happened at 11:20 a.m., according to Jacki Kelley, spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. The suspects, a registered student at Chatfield Senior High, and a young adult who was not a student, were taken into custody at Mount View Detention Center under charges of felony menacing, Kelley said.

Another student spotted the two suspects in the parking lot. The school was locked down for a time. The lockdown ended at approximately 12:15 p.m.

The two are suspected of driving through the Chatfield High School parking lot and brandishing the Airsoft pellet gun, according to Lynn Setzer, communications director for Jefferson County Public Schools.