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Police say New Prague Middle School threat was a hoax; school was locked down

Dozens of police officers and medical staff surrounded the school early today, and the school was locked down as officials responded to a threat. Officials now say it was a hoax.

UPDATE:

New Prague police now say that the shooting scare was a hoax and that a 12-year-old boy has been arrested.

The New Prague Middle School was locked down this morning as dozens of police officers and medical personnel surrounded the school.

The first report to authorities indicated an “active shooter,” the Star Tribune reported, but later reports say that no shots were fired and no one was injured.

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Police continued to search the school after reporting that everyone was safe.

School officials notified parents at 9:30 a.m. that all schools in the district would be closed for the day.

A New Prague Senior High student was charged last month with making a bomb threat at that school.