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Temporary hold placed on Brandon and Evansville school buildings

According to a letter that has been shared on Facebook, a student threatened the safety of the remaining students in the district.

BRANDON-EVANSVILLE โ€” A hold was placed on the Brandon and Evansville school buildings on the morning of Tuesday, March 28, after a student made threats.

According to a letter that has been shared on Facebook, the student threatened the safety of the remaining students in the district.

Law enforcement was called, and the schools were placed on a hold, which means restrooms and hallways were cleared, all doors were locked, all students were accounted for, and no one was allowed to enter or exit the building or pass through hallways, the letter reads.

The schools remained on hold until officials were contacted by law enforcement and told the student was apprehended and removed from school property, the letter reads.

According to a press release from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, the student was located in a vehicle near the Brandon school.

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No weapons were found on the student or in the vehicle, the press release reads. Additionally, the student will be held for court on terroristic threats.

The Facebook letter reads that many of the students were unaware of the incident, but counselors are available if follow-up is needed.

"Brandon-Evansville School is committed to the safety and education of all our students," the letter reads. "Our staff has been trained for situations such as the one that arose today."

Travis Gulbrandson covers several beats, including Osakis School Board and Osakis City Council, along with the Brandon-Evansville School Board. His focus will also be on crime and court news.
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