Minneapolis school closed after student posts possible threat on social media

The student is said to be cooperating with the police investigation.

Students at a high school in Minneapolis have been told to stay at home for an "online learning day" Wednesday, after a possible threat made towards the school on Tuesday.

DeLaSalle High School on Nicollet Island made the announcement on its Facebook page Wednesday morning, telling students they don't need to report to school but must check for their assignments by 9 a.m. In an email to parents, DeLaSalle president Barry Lieske said the decision had been taken "out of an abundance of caution" for student safety as police investigate a potential security threat.

According to WCCO, a student on Tuesday evening posted a threat along with the image of a gun on social media. This student has been identified and won't be allowed in school until the investigation is over.

In a statement, the Catholic school called it an "unprecedented situation" at DeLaSalle, but says it has received cooperation from the student and the student's parents as it investigates along with police.

The school is expected to release more details later on Wednesday.

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