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On Wednesday morning, New Prague Middle School in Minnesota was on lockdown after a threat was called in.
According to TwinCities.com, New Prague police called a code red situation at around 8 a.m. The students were removed from the threatened area but were locked in the school. The middle school has about 875 students.
The New Prague School District closed for the rest of the day and all children are safe.
According to The Associated Press, a man called 911 asking for help and saying that a shooter with an AK47 assault rifle was in the school. The caller said that there were already victims. The Scott County Sheriff has labeled the 911 call a hoax. There is no evidence of a shooter in the area.
Authorities searched each room of the school and eventually released the students from the locked classrooms. Police remained around the perimeter of the school to ensure that the area was secure.
Authorities confirmed that no shots were fired.