Lockdown at Blaine High School

The security lockdown of the day today is coming from Blaine High School, but it’s unclear why.

According to the Anoka Hennepin School District, no threat has been made, no intruder has entered the school, and no students are in peril.

Blaine High School remains in a containment lockdown as of 10:15 a.m. Police are there, but there is not an immediate emergency. There has been no specific threat made against the school, no bomb threat, and any rumors of an intruder are untrue. We can assure everyone that students and staff are safe, and Blaine High School is proceeding with as normal a school day as possible.

A newspaper in Blaine, however, says a 911 call came from the school:

Capt. Kerry Fenner said Blaine Police Department officers are currently at the school and working with Anoka-Hennepin District 11 staff. According to information provided by Anoka County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher, a 911 call from the school was reported at 8:30 a.m. Blaine police and Anoka County Crime Lab staff are currently going through the school, dispatch reported.

Update 1:25 p.m. – Statement on the school district’s site:

Blaine high school students will be released from school by 12:30 p.m. today. The school has been in a lockdown since the first period of the day for a police investigation. At this time, there has been no confirmation from police of the reason for the investigation. After school practices and rehearsals are cancelled, but a wrestling meet scheduled this evening will be held.

  • Ben Chorn

    WCCO mentions parents have gotten texts from students saying all lockers and students are being searched, and that apparently ammunition was found in a trash bin.

  • Bob Collins

    Yeah, i saw that via Twitter.

  • becca

    yeah,, wow no one knows anything about this. i was actually there. we were stuck in first hour. some stupid kid put the bullets in last night. we got released early. wow get it strait.

  • Nate

    Yeah i was there also and they did find some ammo but not a gun.

  • Brennan

    Yeah i was in there but i had surgery so i had left after being in the lockdown for about 2 hours cause i did half days. I had my appendix removed and i had been searched about 7 times in the process. It really sucks that day.