Police: Prank led to Burnsville school lockdown

Authorities say a weapons threat at a Burnsville school this week was a prank.

According to police, Burnsville High School was placed on lockdown Tuesday after the department received a report of a weapon in the school. After searching the building, police found no weapons.

Friday, police said they were able to trace the report to two minors who have no direct relationship with the school.

Police said, after talking with the suspects, they determined the weapons report was a prank.

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“I’d like to thank the parents, students and staff of Burnsville High School for their cooperation and understanding during a very stressful situation,” Burnsville Police Chief Tanya Schwartz said in a statement. “We take these types of threats very seriously. Our investigators were able to identify the suspects quickly, and we will continue to investigate this incident thoroughly. We want all students and staff to feel safe at their school.”

The case is now being referred to prosecutors for possible charges, police said.