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Law enforcement agencies investigate Minot school shooting threat

Minot High School's Central Campus image from Google maps.

MINOT, N.D. -- The Minot Police Department and other law enforcement agencies are investigating a school shooting threat made against the Minot High School Central Campus through social media.

It was the second school shooting threat in the past 30 days.

Investigations Commander Capt. John Klug said in the most recent incident a specific school was not named by the person threatening to carry out the shooting, but Central Campus was mentioned by the person talking to the one making the threats.

Therefore, Central Campus was the assumed target by the witness involved in this thread of information and there is no confirmation this would be the target if carried out.

Klug said the law enforcement agencies are working to identify the source of the threat made and charges will be sought if the source is identified.

As of late Thursday, Klug said there was no arrests.

Because of the threat, he said the department had increased its police presence at Central Campus. Classes weren’t cancelled, however, but some parents chose to remove their children from school.

“One statement we stand behind is if there were a threat that we thought was credible or were unable to ensure a safe environment for the students, we would relay that information to the school officials and recommend canceling classes,” he said late Thursday.

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