The Rifle Police Department shared the following message from the Garfield County RE-2 School District communication office on Monday (October 10)

PLEASE SHARE: (Autodialer/autoemail message re: FAKE SOCIAL MEDIA POST)
Hello Garfield Re-2 Families:

It has come to our attention that messages have been circulating on social media indicating that Garfield Re-2 schools will be closed tomorrow. The social media message indicates that there have been threats directed toward our schools. This is NOT accurate. There have been NO THREATS directed toward Garfield Re-2 schools.

The safety of our students and staff is the highest priority. In the event of any school closure, Garfield Re-2 will do its best to communicate the closure in a timely manner. Our first line of communication will come as an autodialer/autoemail message. Additional information can be found on our website – - and on our official Facebook page and Twitter feed. You can always verify any school closure information you may have received by contacting your child's school or the district office at 970-665-7600.

All schools in Garfield Re-2 School District including Rifle High School, Coal Ridge High School, Rifle Middle School, Riverside Middle School, Wamsley Elementary, Graham Mesa Elementary, Highland Elementary, Cactus Valley Elementary, Elk Creek Elementary and Kathryn Senor Elementary will be open tomorrow.

If you have any questions about this message, please contact Dir. of Communications, Theresa Hamilton at 665-7621.

Schools will be in session on Tuesday in Garfield county, If you have any questions, check out the District's web page or call the Director of Communications at 970-665-7621