A Polk County high school went into lock-down yesterday as law enforcement investigated reports of a woman with a gun.
According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to Fisher High School just before three PM after receiving a call, with the caller saying that a woman with a gun was headed to the building to pick up her children.
Officers spoke to both the reporting party and the suspect, who denied possessing any weapons or making threats toward the school. Authorities say she was not armed.
Authorities say the school was placed on lock-down during the early stages of the investigation and that they are continuing to investigate. They say that there is no credible threat to Fisher High School students or staff.
The Sheriff’s Office has determined there was never any direct threat made to any at Fisher High School, that staff followed proper procedure in the incident
No criminal charges will be filed.
Another northwestern Minnesota school-district is changing its evacuation procedures after a woman was reportedly holding a gun across the street from the school.
Students and staff at the Dilworth Elementary and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Middle School say they noticed the woman with the weapon Monday, while students were participating in a fire drill.
Dilworth police, worked with the department’s school resource officer, in an investigation of the potential threat and spoke with the resident, confirming the presence of a fire-arm.
No charges have been filed in the case.