School officials immediately began working with the Los Alamos Police Department first to focus on student and staff safety and then to fully investigate the tip. The staff responded quickly and the student was located.
All of the students were safe. After the lock down, there were rumors of guns on campus. There were no guns on campus. When it was determined that everyone was safe, LAPS and the LAPD lifted the lockdown at 12:45 p.m. today.
The school went back on a regular schedule and finished the school day on time. If needed, counselors were made available for students and staff. After school today, LAMS Principal Brian Easton and I held a debriefing session with staff. I recognized the staff for their care for students and for doing an excellent job of handling the situation.
LAPS would like to thank the Los Alamos Police Department for their professionalism and prompt response today.