Lester Prairie, MN — The Lester Prairie School districted locked down its schools Thursday morning per a request from law enforcement.
In a statement from Superintendent Melissa Radeke to parents she said, “at 10:06 a.m. today, local law enforcement called the school district and requested that we secure the building. There was no immediate threat to students or staff. The Secure and Hold was precautionary and lasted for 9 minutes. Students and staff did an excellent job during this Secure and Hold procedure.”
Herald Journal has reached out to the Lester Prairie Police Department for further comment. Lester Prairie Police Chief Robert Carlson said in a statement, “We conducted a search warrant in the 300 block of 1st Avenue North. Because it was so close to the school I asked that a lockdown allowing kids to move within the building be issued. We have cleared the residence and the matter is still under investigation.”
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