UPDATE: No threat determined after ‘concerning message’ left on voicemail closed multiple Edina schools Wednesday


Edina Public Schools released an update to all staff, parents and guardians regarding the situation:

“The Edina Police Department, in partnership with the Bloomington Police Department, investigated and was able to identify one 10-year-old girl and one 11-year-old girl in connection to the voicemail statements. The girls are not current or former students in Edina, and police have assured us that ‘there is no threat to our schools.’ All after-school activities will continue as scheduled, and classes will resume tomorrow across our buildings.”

According to city officials, the two children “have been released to their parents and the case will presented to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.”

Edina Public Schools are closing multiple campuses after a “concerning message” was left on a school voicemail.

School officials say they are working with the Edina Police Department to determine the credibility of the voicemail’s content. No other details on the voicemail were provided.

In response, the Edina Community Center (ECC), Southview Middle School and Concord Elementary campuses are closed Wednesday “out of an abundance of caution” according to Edina Public Schools.

These closings include Normandale Elementary, Early Learning Center and Spanish Dual Language.

On Friday, Edina High School and Valley Middle School moved to online learning because of another threat.

A 17-year-old was arrested after he posted a video of himself Thursday evening with a gun outside Edina High School.