Waubun High School students safe after school placed on lockdown
WAUBUN, Minn.--Students at Waubun High School are safe after the school was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after law enforcement received a report of a person carrying a firearm in the area.
WAUBUN, Minn.-Students at Waubun High School are safe after the school was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after law enforcement received a report of a person carrying a firearm in the area.
The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office, which responded to the call, said there was no evidence to support the initial threat.
The Becker County Sheriff's Office received an emergency call around 11 a.m. Tuesday, stating there was possibly a person armed with a firearm near Waubun High School. The report was then forwarded to Mahnomen County.
The high school was placed on immediate lockdown and secured by law enforcement while an investigation was conducted. After a search of the area and several residences, as well аs many interviews with citizens and homeowners in the area, there was no evidence to support the initial threat, the county said in a press release.
The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Office stationed extra deputies at the school and in the area for the rest of the school day, but they currently do not believe there is a threat to the public or the school.
The White Earth Police Department, the Minnesota State Patrol and the Minnesota DNR also responded to the call.
Waubun Public Schools said in a Facebook post that investigation into the incident is ongoing. The post praises administration, staff and students for doing "an excellent job of following emergency procedures."
"Everyone is safe," Waubun Public Schools said in a Facebook post Tuesday afternoon. "While there was no direct threat against the school, we will continue to be proactive in our responses to make sure we are keeping the safety of our students and staff at the forefront."