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Law enforcement responds to active shooting hoax at Bemidji High School

The school was placed into a "secure" emergency response where outside doors were locked while law enforcement swept the building before confirming that it was safe and secure.

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Bemidji High School (Jillian Gandsey / Bemidji Pioneer)
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BEMIDJI — Law enforcement responded to an anonymous call at Bemidji High School indicating there was an active shooting at approximately 2 p.m. on Wednesday, which was confirmed to be a hoax.

According to a release, the school was placed into a "secure" emergency response where outside doors were locked while law enforcement swept the building before confirming that it was safe and secure.

Law enforcement found the call to be a hoax and informed Bemidji Area Schools that similar calls had also been targeting other schools throughout the state on Wednesday.

"The safety of students and staff is always our top priority," the release said. "The training and collaboration with law enforcement that we have worked on over the course of the last few years was evident today.

"We will have additional staff and law enforcement present throughout the day. Your student's safety is our top priority."

Related Topics: BEMIDJI AREA SCHOOLS
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