Blaine schools placed on brief lockdown Monday morning

Published on Wed, Sep 14, 2011 by Jeremy Schwartz

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Reports of a Blaine Middle School student who had threatened to harm himself and was possibly in possession of a weapon forced all four Blaine schools into a brief lockdown earlier this week.

Just after 11 a.m. on Monday, September 12, Blaine police responded to reports from school officials that a middle school student had told his friends he was intent on harming himself, Blaine Police public information officer Lisa Moeller said.
Once officers arrived, they learned the student had also shown a weapon to his friends, though no threats to any other people were made.

The entire school district campus went into lockdown for 20 to 30 minutes as Blaine police searched for the student. After the student was safely taken into custody, police recovered a broken BB gun designed to look like a real firearm.

No injuries to school staff or students were reported. Blaine schools came out of lockdown close to noon on Monday and continued classes for the rest of the day.