The Buena Vista Police Department says all is clear following and incident in town today.

In a press release posted to the department's Facebook page at about 6:40 p.m., Thursday, BVPD received information about 2 p.m., "from another agency concerning a social media post concerning schools."

The release states BVPD made the decision to go into a lockout "due to the nature of the post." Details were not released.

The release states law enforcement officers with Salida and BV police departments, Colorado State Patrol, Parks and Wildlife and Chaffee County Sheriff responded to the schools and coordinated with the district "to make sure students were safe."

"The students were in no danger at any time and the Buena Vista Police Department is assisting in the investigation with another law enforcement agency involved int he case," the release concludes.

The suspicious individual in the case has been located and is fully cooperating with the investigation, BVPD Sergeant Dean Morgan said.

No further information was provided in the release.

Buena Vista schools were placed on lockout Thursday afternoon by the Buena Vista Police Department following reports of a suspicious person.

The Buena Vista school district notified parents about 2:54 p.m., Thursday, that Buena Vista police had put the schools in lockout. The text and phone notifications stated the schools will dismiss on time with officers on duty to escort students.

Avery-Parsons Elementary School principal Judy Lynn told parents outside the school that the lockout was called due to reports of a person in the area who was deemed to be a possible threat.

Lynn said that students were safe and would be released at the normal time.

Law enforcement officers from BVPD, the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office and Colorado State Patrol were stationed outside the elementary school to escort students to their parents cars. Police were on duty to escort students at all schools, according to the school district.

Students who walk or ride to school must be picked up by their parents, according to a text and phone alert sent to families.

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