North St. Paul High School back to normal operations after unknown student prompted lockdown

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A district spokesperson said Wednesday morning that North St. Paul High School was in a "no transitions protocol." Operations have since returned to normal.

The spokesperson confirmed the lockdown shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday.

According to a letter sent to families, a juvenile not enrolled at the school entered the building, prompting the soft lockdown.

Police were called and did a sweep of the building before confirming the person left the building. No weapons were found.

Below is the full letter sent from North High School Principal Kevin Wolff to families.

Dear North Families,

A short time ago, we implemented a No Transition Protocol due to the fact that a juvenile, not enrolled at North, entered our building and could not be located. At this time, the protocol has been lifted and students have returned to class.

North Saint Paul Police were called, investigated the threat, and confirmed that the person in question left the building. NSP Police conducted several thorough sweeps of the building. North administration met with a number of students, and we will continue to investigate this event.

Rumors circulated about a possible weapon, but this has proven to be untrue.

Student and staff safety is, and always will be, our primary concern. I want to thank North St. Paul Police and North staff for their due diligence in resolving this situation.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at or 651-748-6010.


Kevin Wolff