Duluth Police: Alleged school threat was written list of names

DPD believes the threat is not credible
DPD believes the threat is not credible(ISD709)
Published: May. 26, 2022 at 11:08 PM CDT
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DULUTH, MN-- The Duluth Police Department have determined an alleged threat make against Lincoln Park Middle School was a written list of names from “several months ago.”

Police said Friday that, due to the recent tragedy in Texas, students who had known of the list brought their concerns forward to staff.

Neither school or police knew of the list until Thursday.

After interviewing the student who wrote the list, police say it is believed the list of names are individuals the student is “upset with” and “bullied by.”

Police have said they do not believe the threat is credible.

“School Resource Officers, Duluth Police Investigators, and Duluth Police Officers work in collaboration with ISD-709 to ensure a safe learning environment for students and staff. Any and all threats to student safety is taken seriously and investigated thoroughly,” police wrote in a statement.

The investigation is ongoing.

Authorities have not identified the student.

DULUTH, MN. (KBJR) - The Duluth Police Department announced late Thursday night that officers are investigating a threat made by a Lincoln Park Middle School student.

A department spokesperson said the threat was made at school Thursday and reported to a School Resource Officer.

Investigators believe it’s not a credible threat and are in contact with the student and student’s parents.

Officers are also working with school administration.

“Our top priority is to ensure a safe environment for our students and schools throughout the community and we have protocols in place for tomorrow’s school day,” read the DPD release.

The Duluth Police Department notified the community about the threat after they received concern via social media.

The specifics of the threat were not immediately clear.

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