For the second straight day, threats disrupt a Minneapolis high school


One day after a bomb threat shut down Southwest High School in Minneapolis, the city's Washburn High School is following lockdown procedures after a "non-credible threat" was made.

On its website, the school says the threat was intended for Thursday, but police conducted a walk-through Wednesday night and did not find any unsafe materials.

"In working with police, we determined that the threat to Washburn High School was not credible and that school would operate on a regular schedule today," the announcement reads.

While students will go to and from class as normal, a code yellow lockdown will be in effect – meaning outer doors to the school are locked, visitors must show an ID when entering, and students must remain in class during each period.

The announcement does not say what type of threat was made.

On Wednesday, a bomb threat – which the school called "credible" – prompted Southwest to cancel classes. Like at Washburn, police conducted a walk-through and found no unsafe materials.

Classes were proceeding as normal Thursday.

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