Kicked Lockers Apparently Mistaken For Gunshots at Waseca School
Waseca, MN (KROC-AM News) - There was a large law enforcement response to a school building in Waseca this morning due to a report of gunshots at the facility.
The Waseca Police Department says the report o possible gunfire came from the third floor of the Waseca Public Schools Central Building around 11 AM. Soon after their arrival, the responding police officers were told that a "student behavioral issue" was the likely source of the loud noises that were originally thought to be gunshots. Reports indicate the student was kicking lockers.
A news release says, out of an abundance of caution, the building remained in lockdown while officers searched and cleared it to ensure no one had been injured and all of the students were accounted for. No one was hurt and no weapons were located. The all-clear was sounded around 11:50 AM.
Last week, law officers and other emergency responders rushed to 15 schools across Minnesota after law enforcement agencies received hoax calls from a person claiming there had been a school shooting. Rochester Lourdes High School and Austin High School were on the list.