All public schools in Minneapolis are on "lockdown" because someone called a city information line today and said there would be a shooting at one of the city's schools.
According to the Star Tribune, the lockdown is expected to "last the rest of the school day." There are more than 33,000 students in the system.
Minnesota Public Radio reports that:
"During a news conference in Minneapolis Wednesday morning, police said an individual called the city's 311 phone line around 7:30 a.m. to report the threat. The caller said a male planned to go to a school and shoot others before shooting himself.
The school district says that "on lockdown, instruction continues as usual, but students remain in their classrooms and outside access to buildings is limited. We have asked our staff to check the identification of anyone coming to our buildings."
In what may be a related case, St. Paul's Cretin-Derham Hall Catholic high school "was also on partial lockdown Wednesday morning after someone sent an e-mail threatening a shooting," KARE-TV reports.
Minneapolis and St. Paul police are working together on this.