Lockdown in Sleepy Eye school

SLEEPY EYE — At 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, the Sleepy Eye Public School received a call from the Tactical Institute in Washington, D.C., that a potential threat was made on Twitter against a school and that the Twitter feed came from Sleepy Eye Public School, according to a press release from Superintendent John Cselovszki.

The school district went into lockdown and called the police, Cselovszki said.The school district with the assistance of the institute was able to identify the owner of the Twitter feed and the students involved in the incident.

After interviewing the parties involved, the school district determined that the students were not in immediate danger, and the lockdown was lifted. Classes resumed under normal conditions for the rest of the day.

The school district will take action according to district policy and continue to provide a safe learning environment for students, Cselovszki said.

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