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Metronome leads to evacuation at Woodland Park High School

Published On: Feb 13 2014 11:08:45 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 14 2014 08:35:02 AM CST

Woodland Park School District RE-2


For the second day in a row, security fears disrupted classes at Woodland Park High School Thursday (2/13/14).

Woodland Park School District RE-2 says that a ticking sound was heard coming from a student's backpack at about 8 a.m.

Police were already at the school because of Wednesday's lockdown. The decision was made to evacuate students in the wing of the school were the backpack was found to another part of the building.

Nearby Gateway Elementary was placed on secure perimeter for a couple of minutes while police investigated the ticking backpack.

Police opened up the backpack and found a metronome inside, according to the district. Musicians use metronomes to track tempo and timing when they play.

The school district says that by 8:25 a.m. all students were back in class.

Woodland Park High School and Gateway Elementary were locked down Wednesday afternoon after a suspicious man wearing camouflage and a backpack was spotted in the area for a second day in a row. Click here to read more about that incident.


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