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2 schools in Cloquet increase police presence after student made threats

The student told police that the threat was a joke.

There is an increased police presence at Cloquet High School and middle school on Monday after threats were made over the weekend. 

According to Cloquet Police Department, school officials were informed of a potential threat against the school made by a student over the weekend. The student told police that the threat was a joke. 

An investigation followed and police determined that the threat had no merit, but as a safety measure the schools will have an extra police presence on Monday and will continue monitoring the situation. 

Cloquet Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael Cary sent the following letter to students, staff and parents. 

"Over the weekend, Cloquet Schools administration was made aware of social media posts made by a Cloquet High School student which were investigated as potential threats against the school. Cloquet Police were dispatched to the home immediately to investigate. They were informed that the posts were considered a joke by the student. Cloquet Public Schools takes student safety very seriously. Communications that appear to be threats to student safety will be investigated thoroughly and strict discipline will be implemented. Safety is our top priority. To reassure our students and families, we are planning an increased police presence on Monday at our high school and middle school campus."

Just under 600 students attend Cloquet High School. 

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