Police determine Duluth East ‘bomb threat’ not credible, building deemed safe

Police investigated Tuesday afternoon
Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 3:03 PM CST
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DULUTH, MN -- Duluth Police gave the “all clear” at Duluth East High School Tuesday afternoon after determining a bomb threat made against the school wasn’t credible.

According to school district leaders, Duluth Police received an anonymous tip about the “non-specific threat” around 2:05 p.m.

Students and staff went into lockdown while police and a K9 searched the building.

The Duluth Fire Department also responded.

Police determined the threat was not credible and the building was safe.

The lockdown was lifted around 2:55 p.m.

Students were then encouraged to move to their 6th period class where teachers were able to debrief as needed.

“Even vague threats are stressful to all involved and we know they can have a significant impact on our entire school community,” superintendent John Magas said. “Counselors and social workers are prepared to offer support to any students in need.”

Officers are staying at the school until the end of the day to help students and staff feel secure.

Police say the incident is still under investigation.

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