Homecoming dance incident creates tensions.

Saturday night the Glenwood Springs High School went on lockout during the school’s annual homecoming dance. According to published reports, a 18-year-old was apprehended by police after grabbing a female and then suggesting to police that he had a gun. From there the school went on lockout until 1 am,

The next day the school issued a statement explaining  the incident and why they were unable to alert the parents in a timely fashion according to the statement related Sunday

“GSHS leaders were unable to communicate with parents via Infinite Campus messenger because there are system restrictions in place for communicating outside of pre-set hours. Leaders shared information via the school’s Facebook page to update parents on the situation. We are looking into removing all technical barriers so that we can effectively communicate with families at all times.” Parents had been s concerned since the dance need at 11 pm and the first post from the school came on facebook at 11:46 pm.

Officers never found  a firearm on the suspect, and he was charged with misdemeanor police obstruction and taken to the Garfield County Jail,

The couple accused by authorities of starting the Lake Christine Fire is scheduled to appear in Eagle County Court for a disposition hearing Tuesday, as is the father of one of the suspects.

The hearings are expected to be procedural, with no pleas or other substantive action, said 5th Judicial District Attorney Bruce Brown. The cases will likely be transferred from county court to district court because they involve felonies, Brown said, and the cases against Richard Miller and Allison Marcus are likely months away from resolution.