Boulder JCC Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Update from the Jewish Community Center:
The JCC has received the “all-clear” by all of the emergency services associated with the incident and have been given the go-ahead to re-open. We are resuming all programming including our school, clubs, and ACE events. Staff and board members will be available at the JCC today and tomorrow morning to answer any questions.

The security of our families, our community, and the staff remains of the utmost importance to us. We thank the local law enforcement and the community for their incredible support. We also want to thank the incredible staff of the JCC who helped support our children.
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This morning, the Boulder Jewish Community Center (JCC), 6007 Oreg Avenue received a phoned-in bomb threat.

In consultation with local law enforcement,
all of the people in the building along with the entire Early Childhood Center have been safely evacuated. JCC reports that all security protocols were followed and all of the children, staff, and people in the building are safe and singing songs as a community.

 

There have been multiple JCCs across the country who have received similar threats today.

Boulder JCC is part of a national network, Secure Community Network (SCN) – an affiliate of the Jewish Federations of North America, that monitors, advises, and supports the safety and security of Jewish Institutions. ┬áPrecautions and protocols have been reviewed with local police, Security Team, security guards, and national security agencies on an ongoing basis.

In as statement released by JCC officials state, “We have been continually briefed by SCN, ADL (Anti-Defamation League), and the JCC Association to help us understand the circumstances and support our safety and security efforts.”

 

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