Community “Incident” Leads to Lockdown at Waseca High School

(Waseca, MN) – The Waseca High School was locked down for about a half-hour Friday morning after an incident in the community involving threats made by a teenage boy.

Principal Jeanne Swanson says the soft lockdown was at the request of the Waseca County Sheriff’s Office and lasted about a half-hour. Other sites also went into a soft lockdown.

Swanson says there was never any danger to the children and while the outside doors were locked, staff kept teaching. The lockdown was lifted once “police had control of the situation,” just before 9am.

The lockdown was requested after authorities received a complaint from a Waseca resident that a 17 year old male had threatened their family. The teen had left that residence and was possibly traveling near the area of the Waseca High School.

Police officers and sheriff’s deputies then initiated a search and the boy was apprehended at approximately 8:58 a.m. on the bike trail north of 7th Avenue NW. He is currently in custody pending formal criminal charges.

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