Kunsmiller Creative Arts Middle

Secure Perimeter

05/01/24, 2:28 PM

May 1, 2024

Dear KCAA community,


It is our priority to keep you informed of incidents related to student safety. Earlier today, our school was placed in a secure perimeter due to reports that someone may have driven by the school on a motorcycle and lifted their shirt, displaying a gun. Even though this did not happen on school grounds, we placed the school on the secure perimeter out of an abundance of caution. A CSO who was in the building at the time went outside to immediately investigate, but the person had left the area. 


At no point were our students ever in danger.


A secure perimeter means we lock the exterior doors of our school and bring students and staff inside the building. Business inside the building continues as normal, but we all must stay inside the building. The secure perimeter remains in place until the area outside of the building is determined safe by Denver Public Schools Department of Safety and Denver Police. 


We would like to assure you that the safety and well-being of our students and staff are our number one priority. I know that this situation can be upsetting for students and families. Our mental health supports are available to process with any community members needing additional support. 


As always, please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.


KCAA Admin Team