Active Shooting Hoax Reported to Bemidji High School
Bemidji High School received a false active shooting call earlier today.
According to a press release from Bemidji Area Schools, at approximately 2 p.m., the high school was put into “Secure Mode” due to an anonymous phone call indicating an active shooter was at the school. The building was deemed to be safe and secure by local law enforcement after they responded to the call. The press release states that the call was reported to be a hoax.
This call follows a trend that occurred throughout Minnesota on Wednesday. Several schools have reported to receive similar hoax calls, including schools in Grand Rapids in Brainerd.
The Bemidji School District states in their press release that they trained with law enforcement over the past few years to ensure the safety and security in case of events like today. The press release also states that additional staff and law enforcement were present throughout the day.
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