St. Louis Park High students vow not to let threats spoil homecoming

  • Article by: TIM HARLOW , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 5, 2007 - 1:38 PM

As police and school administrators continue to probe what led to fights and threats this week at St. Louis Park High School, students are poised to celebrate homecoming and put the incident behind them.

Activities such as powder puff football and coronation went off without a hitch and no classes have been disrupted this week amid rumors that a student was going to bring a gun to school.

"It's been a normal week," said Student Council member Peter Nulsen Thursday night. "After Monday, I've pretty much forgotten about it."

No weapons have been found, but nine students have been suspended and police are recommending that two face criminal charges stemming from a fight that took place last Friday on school grounds after classes had been dismissed for the day.

On Monday, extra police were on campus after a student reported a threat found on an internet website indicating the possibility that a student was going to bring a gun to school.

Police will be present when the Orioles host Edina for the school's homecoming football game tonight and at Saturday's homecoming dance. The dance will be held at a location off school grounds, a practice that has been followed for several years and not as a result of Monday's incident.

Police and school officials said they will deliver punishment as outlined in the district's student discipline policy. It is possible some students could face expulsion. Nine students were suspended from school for a week and two may face misdemeanor criminal charges.

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