Minneapolis Superintendent Extends Support to Minnehaha Academy Staff, Families

Minneapolis Superintendent Extends Support to Minnehaha Academy Staff, Families Photo: KSTP-TV

August 09, 2017 06:39 AM

During a meeting regarding police presence on district campuses Tuesday night, Minneapolis Superintendent Ed Graff also commented on the gas explosion at Minnehaha Academy.

Parents, students, staff and educators had earlier talked about their concerns of having uniformed officers in the hallways.


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In addition to talking about creating "a climate and culture where all students and staff feel safe," Graff also offered support for Minnehaha Academy's staff and students as they work to figure out what will happen when the school year begins in just a few weeks.

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"We're really looking to take their lead and directions and have a conversation with them, so if we do have something to come forward, I most certainly will bring it forward," Graff said.

Two people died and several others were injured as the result of an explosion at the school last week.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident.


Rebecca Omastiak

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