Tensions were high Wednesday when Central Middle School in Eden Prairie was locked down after suspicious statements from a student.
The school received notice of a potential threat outside the school Wednesday morning, said Jaclyn Swords, the district’s communications director. Eden Prairie police investigated and didn’t think there was a threat, but did a partial lockdown for precaution.
Around 11:30 a.m., the building’s entrances were secured until the end of the school day, though classes went on. After-school activities were canceled.
Classes at Little Eagles Preschool that would have been outside were also moved indoors, because of its proximity to the middle school, Swords said.
After speaking with the student about the statements, police determined there was “no credible threat to the safety of students and faculty at the school,” Eden Prairie police said in a statement.
Classes will resume normally on Thursday, Swords said.