Schools locked down after report of gunCASS LAKE - The Cass Lake-Bena School District locked down three schools Monday morning after receiving a report that there might be a gun brought to a school by a former student.
By: Michelle Bedard Bemidji Pioneer, Worthington Daily Globe
CASS LAKE - The Cass Lake-Bena School District locked down three schools Monday morning after receiving a report that there might be a gun brought to a school by a former student.
Superintendent Carl Remmers said a teacher at Cass Lake-Bena Middle School called him at about 7:30 a.m. Monday to notify him of receiving a report that a weapon might be brought to the school. Remmers said the suspect is a former student.
“This morning, there was no weapon at the school,” Remmers said in an interview Monday afternoon.
He said he did not know whether an arrest was made.
He said the district locked down the middle school at about 7:45 a.m. and, minutes later, also locked down Cass Lake-Bena High School and the district’s Area Learning Center. He said the district locked down all three schools because it wasn’t clear where the suspect might go. The schools remained on lock-down until 10:05 a.m.
He said officers from the Leech Lake Tribal Police and Pike Bay Police Department responded to the report. Also, he said, each of the schools has a school resource officer.
Students on buses were allowed to enter the schools during the lock-down, he said.
Remmers said he feels the lock-down process went “very, very well.” He said the district will meet with law enforcement today to review the process.