Park Center, Brooklyn Middle Schools go on Lockdown
The reason why two Osseo Area Schools went on lockdown for two hours mid-day Thursday remains vague, but students are safe.
Park Center High School and Brooklyn Middle school went on lockdown Thursday around noon. Brooklyn Park Police say they received a phone call from a male threatening to commit an act of violence. Police say the caller directed his threat at the high school. Police say specific information provided by the male prompted police to place the two schools on immediate lockdown.
At Anoka-Hennepin schools in Brooklyn Park, police also put precautionary measures in place. Police posted squad cars at the entrances of Monroe, Oxbow Creek and Champlin Park High School as a precaution. Nearby Evergreen Park in Brooklyn Center also went into “containment.” School officials messaged parents in those communities to make them aware of the situation.
“The threats came in to two different employees in the police department,” says Deputy Chief Mark Bruley with the Brooklyn Park Police. “We are compiling all of the information we have and are vetting through it. This process has to happen before we can release what the caller said.”
At this time, it is unknown who made these threats. Investigators are actively working on investigating this incident. Police said they will provide more information as the investigation develops. Anyone with information about the caller is asked to call the Brooklyn Park Police Department.