SPPS: 2 schools briefly sent into lockdown Thursday after receiving false threats

Como Park Senior High School and Murray Middle School both went into lockdown Thursday after false threats were made to both schools, the district said.

According to St. Paul Public Schools, both schools were cleared without incident.

“We want to thank the Saint Paul Police Department for acting swiftly to ensure the safety of our
students,” the district wrote in a statement to parents. “While there was no active threat or weapon, we want to clearly reinforce that weapons are not allowed in any Saint Paul Public School.”

The district also said that false threats of acts of violence are also prohibited, and there are serious consequences for making the threats.

SPPS asked parents to remind students to report any concerns to a trusted adult immediately, as students are often aware of situations before adults. Concerns can also be submitted on the tipline on the SPPS app or at spps.org/safety.