According to the Aurora Police Department, officers arrested a 30-year old Registered Sex Offender in the parking lot at Gateway High School on November 20. APD does not believe that the man had contact with Gateway students or staff, but has issued an alert in case the man visits other area schools.
“Thanks to the quick action of the Aurora Police Department, we are aware of this situation and are working closely with the police,” said Aurora Public Schools Superintendent John L. Barry. “Fortunately, we do not believe that this man had contact with our students or staff members. Thanks to the great partnership we have with APD, we are able to alert our staff and community about this predator.”
Student and staff safety is a top priority for Aurora Public Schools. All district schools follow strict safety and security procedures and have emergency response plans in place. APS also has strong working relationships with the Aurora Police Department, Aurora Fire Department and Aurora Office of Emergency Management.
Gateway staff members are notifying families of this incident through reverse 911, automated phone messages and through the school's Web site at www.aps.k12.co.us/gateway. Gateway staff is also mailing a letter to all families this week. (View a copy of the letter)
To obtain a photo and description of the offender, please contact the Aurora Police Department at 303-739-6367.