Law enforcement found no threat at the Morris Area Schools after a bomb threat led to a search of the buildings. Students were allowed to return to the school Friday evening to retrieve their belongings from their lockers and vehicles from the parking lot. Regular activities resumed at the school on Saturday. Superintendent Troy Ferguson sent out a message to the community that safety was the District’s top concern.
“Officials from Morris PD (Police Department), Stevens County Sheriff’s, the BCA (Bureau of Criminal Apprehension), Minneapolis Airport Security and the FBI all assisted in this process and we’re thankful for their support,” Ferguson said in his message. “I want to assure our students, families and staff — and our community — that the safety of our students and staff is always the #1 priority at Morris Area Schools. Though today was very stressful and in the end everyone is home safe tonight, we will always maintain that priority here.”
A teacher in the high school had reported the threat, which was written on a white board in a classroom. Students were sent home early Friday, after first being evacuated to the Regional Fitness Center. Law enforcement continues to investigate the incident.