Potential threat to Windom schools determined not credible

The social media post was vague and didn't reference the school district directly.

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WINDOM ― After investigation by law enforcement, a potential Monday morning threat to Windom schools was determined not to be credible.

District parents were first notified of the potential threat at around 8:45 Monday morning. Superintendent Wayne Wormstadt let everyone know that the district was going into a soft lockdown, meaning that all traffic in and out of the buildings would be directed through the main offices. Windom is currently following a distance learning model, so there were very few students and staff in the buildings at the time.

"The Windom Police Department was contacted by the Mankato FBI Office about a potential threat of a school active shooter, being made by a former Windom resident," the police department and school district said in a release to parents. "The threat was very vague about time and location and didn’t reference Windom Schools directly. Our office was notified as a precaution due to the threat involving schools and a former resident being involved."

The potential threat surfaced through a Snapchat post by a past Windom graduate, which read simply, "Don't come to skool." The post was flagged by the FBI, and local authorities were then notified.

The FBI and the police department worked together to investigate the threat and determined that it was not credible.


"The Windom School District takes the safety of students and staff seriously, and today we acted and informed parents out of an abundance of caution," Wormstadt said.

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