Prairie Seeds Academy Resumes Classes Friday After Threat Report
Brooklyn Park charter school Prairie Seeds Academy reopened Friday, Oct. 27, after closing Thursday due to concerns about a possible violent threat.
School officials said in letter to families that the school closed Oct. 26 “due to concerns regarding student safety related to possible gun violence.”
District officials called Brooklyn Park police, who investigated the incident.
Brooklyn Park Police Inspector Elliot Faust said that police did not make any arrests in relation to the incident.
“The case has been closed out and the threat is deemed not credible,” Faust said. “There was not a specific threat — it was a report of a vague social media posting that indicated there could be violence. The original social media posting has been deleted and detectives have not been able to view it at this point.”
The school said it increased security measures on Friday to “ensure that Prairie Seeds Academy remains a safe and welcoming place for all our students, families and staff.”
Brooklyn Park police were providing a “greater presence” at the school during arrival and dismissal and the school was locked down from all visiting parties.