Middle school in Davis closed due to reported gun threat

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Denver Public Schools officials said all students and staff are safe but that there was police activity in the 1700 block of E. 28th Avenue.

Holmes Junior High School will be closed because of, "a targeted and anonymous threat that a gun would be brought and used", on campus Friday, Superintendent John A. Bowes said in a statement.

All other schools in the Davis Joint Unified School District will be open Friday.

According to the report, another student told the assistant principal that Jacques had a gun at the school. There are no known threats to other campuses. "A large coordinated effort with FHP, SRO, K-9, Orange County Fire/Rescue, road patrol, Ocoee (Police Department), Winter Garden (Police Department) and Windermere (Police Department) ensued where several contact teams entered and cleared the school grounds".

Anyone with information regarding the threat is asked to call the Davis Police Department.

The girl was arrested and charged with a felony charge of making a threat to throw, project, place or discharge any destructive device.

Jacques was taken into custody, and a records check showed the handgun had been stolen, the report said. We fully believe that classes will resume as scheduled after break on Monday, Nov. 27. "District and site staff will be working to reschedule this day as soon as possible and we will keep you informed of this schedule change", her email said.

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