Schools on lockdown after attempted abduction


Schools in the Greene County  Community School District are on lockdown Monday after an attempted abduction in Grand Junction.

Dispatchers at the Greene County Law Enforcement Center received a call about 11:38 a.m. about a possible abduction of a 5-year-old near their home.

The caller implicated two men in a white van — a black man who was behind the wheel and a white man wearing a ski mask.

That matches the description of the vehicle and men who reportedly tried abducting two young girls Sunday in Webster County.

Greene County elementary, intermediate and middle schools are on “external lockdown,” said Scott Johnson, principal of Greene County Elementary School.

“All of the outside doors are locked to the building,” Johnson said.

“We run the day like a normal school day otherwise,” he added.

No outside recess will be held Monday.

Concerned about after school?

“If you want us to keep your kids, we will,” Johnson said. “Otherwise, we’ll do a normal after-school routine.”

KCCI reported Sunday that two girls — ages 5 and 13 — were victims of attempted abductions in Gowrie and Dayton by a man or men in an older white van.

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