South Washington County Schools on Friday posted a note on its website regarding rumors about violence in schools.
Below is the statement in full.
Schools in the district are working through rumors having to do with violence in our schools supposedly happening today. All rumors have been unfounded. After thorough follow through with our local police departments, we are confident that the schools will be safe today.
There may be increased police presence as they help us to ensure safe learning environments during this time of heightened awareness regarding school safety and security.
We appreciate the efforts of our community as you support safe, secure learning environments.
Following the shooting in Newtown, Conn., there was an increased police presence at schools in Woodbury this week.
On Tuesday, District 833 Superintendent Keith Jacobus also sent out a note responding to concerns about safety.