Report of Man With 'What Appeared to be a Firearm' Caused Lockdown at Dakota County Technical College

January 11, 2018 09:16 AM

Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount was placed under lockdown Wednesday after a report of man with what appeared to be a firearm on campus, according to the Dakota County Sheriff's Office.

The school was placed on lockdown at about 1:30 p.m. Authorities lifted the lockdown shortly before 3 p.m.


The sheriff's office said after an extensive search they were unable to find the man. Authorities do not believe there is any known threat to the school at this time.

There was some confusion after the school says it sent out a message saying the lockdown was a test, followed by another one saying it was the real thing. 

Teachers locked their classrooms and turned off lights, as police went room to room during the lockdown.

No one hurt and no arrests were made.

According to the sheriff's office, Dakota County Technical College prohibits firearms on the premisis.



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