Champlin Park High School Goes Into Lockdown for ‘Large Fight’
Students at Champlin Park High School went into a brief lockdown Tuesday for what police say was a “large fight.”
School district officials and police say the incident was brought under control quickly and no weapons were involved. The lockdown lasted about 10 minutes, officials said.
Police initially responded at about 12:30 p.m. for a report of a large disturbance inside the school. School officials say the incident involved a “known visitor” in the school office area. Police say a Brooklyn Park police school resource officer and school staff quickly separated the students who were fighting.
“The involved parties were picked up by their parents,” read a statement put out Brooklyn Park police. “There were no arrests made.”
Several students were treated at the school by paramedics for minor injuries due to the fight, police said.
During a lockdown, building doors remain locked and no one is allowed to enter or exit the school.
“I was very pleased with the cooperation that our staff and students exhibited during this time,” said Champlin Park Principal Michael George in a letter to families. “Some students did attend their lunch periods later than usual today due to the activity.”
Brooklyn Park police pointed out in a community alert that social media reports of a “shooting” were not true. It’s not known why the fight started. Police say the investigation into the incident is ongoing.