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Student taken into custody after threatening school shooting in Faribault

Student taken into custody after threatening school shooting in Faribault Photo: MGN

Updated: December 03, 2019 02:40 PM

A student was taken into custody after making a threat toward Faribault High School.

The school said two students received a text message and reported it to high school staff. At about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, the student who wrote the threatening text message was taken immediately to the school office and taken into custody.

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The school said no weapons were found.

In the message, the student allegedly wrote, "I'm thinking about shooting the school up," the school said.

"We are thankful to the two students who acted responsibly and reported the threat immediately," superintendent Todd Sesker said in a statement. "The safety of our students continues to be our top priority as a school district. We take all threats seriously and will continue to work closely with law enforcement and do everything we can to ensure we maintain a safe learning environment for our students."

The school wasn't ever placed on lockdown and all classes continued to run on time.

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