Threat Of Violence At Faribault Middle School Ends In Confession
Faribault schools today saw an increase of police presence after a threat was sent to a "Faribault Middle School staff member that said: 'I'm shooting up this school'". Upon receiving notification of this threat, Faribault police were alerted. At 1:25 Monday afternoon, parents were notified that a student had confessed to the threat.
In a phone call to parents at 11:24 this morning Superintendent Todd Sesker let parents districtwide know about the received threat and noted that there was going to be an increase in police presence at Faribault area schools. Superintendent Sesker's message to parents also noted that upon the initial investigation, Faribault Police didn't believe that the threat was credible.
"...At 8:33 A.M. I was notified of a threat that was sent to one of our staff members at the Middle School containing the message 'I'm shooting up this school'. (The) Faribault Police Department was immediately notified. We take all threats seriously and safety is always our highest priority. Faribault Police Department doesn't not believe that this threat is credible. We will have an extra police presence at all of our campuses today, April 22nd. Again, the Faribault Police Department was immediately notified and the investigation to identify the source of the email is on going. At this time law enforcement has not found any supporting information to show that this threat is credible. Thank you" - Superintendent Todd Sesker in his districtwide notification parents recieved at 11:24 A.M.
At 1:25 this afternoon in a second districtwide notification to parents, Superintendent Sesker announced that a student had come forward and confessed to making the threat. Also in that call to parents, Superintendent Sesker thanked both the Faribault Middle School administration and the Faribault Police departments 'quick response to the situation.'