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Updated: Woodbury School Locked Down After Threats Discovered

The incident happened at Crosswinds Arts and Science School Tuesday morning.

in Woodbury was locked down this morning after a teacher spotted a threat written on a white board in the school's media center.

The message contained threats against specific students, according to a release from the East Metro Integration District, of which Crosswinds is a member school.

The school went into a lockdown mode, meaning no one was let in or out and 911 was called, Mary Ojile, an executive assistant with the East Metro Integration District (EMID), told Woodbury Patch.

Police responded immediately, investigated the situation and identified a person of interest, according to the release.

Woodbury Sgt. Curt Zacharias said interviewed students and staff and determined that a 12-year-old female student wrote the threats. Police believe she acted alone, he said, though the investigation is ongoing.

Possible criminal charges could be in line for the girl, though Zacharias couldn't speculate on what she might be charged with. Police found no weapons on the girl, he said.

Police are working with the school and the girls parents, Zacharias said.

After authorities determined there was no further threat to students or staff, the lockdown was lifted, according to the release from EMID. Students returned to their regular school schedules, and parents and families were notified.

"We appreciate the cooperation of students, staff, families, and local authorities in bringing this situation to a safe conclusion," reads the release.

A message left for the school's principal was not immediately returned.

Zaraza June 02, 2011 at 05:07 PM
I wonder how parents reacted to the fact that students at Crosswinds are depressed and have to respond to the threats like that? I believe a deeper investigation of what is happening in this school should take place instead of putting blame on a child who came to Crosswinds attracted by a false missions and visions that never found their way into the classrooms.

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