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Southern Minnesota School Lock Down Was Just A Hoax

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NEW PRAGUE, Minn. (AP) - A sheriff says a 911 call about an active shooter at a school in southern Minnesota appears to be a hoax.

Scott County Sheriff Kevin Studnicka says students and staff at the middle school, high school and Central Education Campus buildings in New Prague are all safe.
    
Studnicka says a man called 911, asked for help, hung up, then called back and claimed a shooter with an AK47 assault rifle was in a school building. He says the caller claimed there were a couple of victims. The call prompted a lockdown.
    
The sheriff says there is no evidence of a shooter and no one is hurt.
    
New Prague is about 45 miles southwest of Minneapolis. The middle and high schools have a combined enrollment of 2,067.

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NEW PRAGUE, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota middle school secretary says all students and staff are safe in a lockdown at the school.
    
New Prague Middle School executive assistant Lana Knoke tells The Associated Press that the lockdown that began Wednesday morning continues. She says police are still checking the school.
    
Knoke says students remain in locked classrooms.
    
New Prague is about 45 miles southwest of Minneapolis. The middle school has about 875 students in grades 6-8.

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NEW PRAGUE, Minn. (AP) - A southern Minnesota middle school is in lockdown and police are on the scene.
    
New Prague Mayor Chuck Nickolay confirms a "code red" at the city's middle school Wednesday morning but says he has no other information.
    
Scott County Sheriff Kevin Studnicka told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that law officers are trying to clear the schools. Studnicka says they've found no one hurt so far.
    
The Star Tribune reported the lockdown was prompted by a 911 call reporting an active shooter at the school. Studnicka didn't immediately return calls from The Associated Press.
    
New Prague is about 45 miles southwest of Minneapolis. The middle school has about 875 students in grades 6-8.

 

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