Lockdown at Cleveland School Wednesday Morning

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(Cleveland, MN) – The public school in the town of Cleveland was put on a “soft” lockdown for about an hour Wednesday morning due to a reported threat.

Le Sueur County Sheriff Brett Mason says law enforcement responded to the school for a report of a potential threat involving a firearm. Deputies identified a potential suspect and located that person at their residence in Cleveland.

Sheriff Mason says the suspect was detained while officers investigated the validity of the threat. He says the investigation revealed that the allegation could not be substantiated into any type of criminal offense and the person was released.

According to a source with a child in the district, the person detained is a student at the Cleveland school and had reportedly threatened to “take out” all the seniors.

Assisting agencies in the incident were Cleveland Police Department, St. Peter Police Department and the Minnesota State Patrol.

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