Shots reported, no weapon found


MOFFAT — A report of shots fired in Moffat Tuesday afternoon resulted in a lock-in at the school and ongoing investigation by the Saguache County Sheriff’s Office.

The Saguache County Sheriff's Office clarified that the shots were not reported at the school itself but in the town of Moffat, and the school went into lock-in as a precautionary measure.

No weapons were found, and although three people were detained and questioned, they were released, according to Deputy Wayne Clark.

Clark said that the sheriff’s office was called about 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday with the report of shots fired. 

Clark said the Saguache County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Patrol, Center Police Department and Division of Wildlife responded.

“Three people were detained and questioned and then released,” Clark said, “and no weapons were found on the scene.”

He said the incident remains under investigation.

NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect that the report of shots fired was not at the school.

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