Lake Crystal School Threat: Student Won’t be in Class This Week

(Lake Crystal, MN) – The student allegedly responsible for a threat that led to a lock down at the school in Lake Crystal this past week will not be in class in the days ahead.

A parent says that they’ve been reassured by district officials that the teenage boy will not be at school this week.

The threat was reportedly made via a video on social media.

District officials have not given any details on the alleged threat, but a student who saw the video tells Southern Minnesota News that it shows the teen putting a gun in his backpack, while the song “Pumped up Kicks” by Foster the People is playing in the background.

That song is said to be written from the perspective of a troubled youth with homicidal thoughts, and it includes the lyrics:

“All the other kids with the pumped up kicks,
You’d better run, better run, out run my gun.
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks,
You’d better run, better run, faster than my bullet.”

The incident led to a brief lock down at the Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial Secondary School Wednesday afternoon. The lock down ended after about 15 minutes law enforcement determined there was no immediate danger to students or staff.

The investigation is ongoing and the district says it is taking steps to ensure this situation is properly addressed.

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