Students evacuated after bomb threat at school in Waseca

Police say the credibility of the threat is undetermined.
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Waseca Public Schools

Students at a school in Waseca were evacuated Monday while police investigated a bomb threat.

A school resource officer at Waseca Junior/Senior High School at 1717 2nd St. NW. was notified of a written bomb threat that had been found at the school.

A release from the Waseca Police Department at 12:40 p.m. said that an investigation was launched immediately and is continuing, though the "credibility of the threat is undetermined at this time."

Waseca Public Schools nonetheless made the decision to move students for their safety.

A building evacuation order came at 12:24 p.m., with Waseca Public Schools saying the threatening note had been found on a bathroom stall.

"Those students who drove to school were instructed to go home," the school district said. 

"All other students were evacuated to the Central Building auditorium. Because the threat was specifically against the JSHS, it was decided to continue school in the rest of the district."

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Parents were told they could pick up their children if they so wished, otherwise kids were able to wait until their rides or buses arrived at the end of the school day.

This is the second bomb threat in as many weeks affecting a Minnesota school, with a school in Morris, Minnesota, evacuated earlier this month.

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