Threat to Duluth East High School deemed non-credible

Duluth East High School was on lockdown for less than an hour on Tuesday afternoon for investigation of a threat that was found not to be credible.

Police received an anonymous tip of an alleged bomb threat to the school at about 2:05 p.m. A lockdown was put in place as a safety precaution while a police search dog went through the building with officers.

The lockdown was lifted at 2:55 when the threat was found not to be credible. Officers remained on campus to help the school community feel secure through the end of the day, the district said in a news release.

"When threats, whether vague or specific, are made they are fully investigated and we quickly prepare to address any safety needs that may arise," Principal Danette Seboe said.

The district acknowledged that even vague threats are stressful and that counselors and social workers are prepared to offer support to students. Superintendent John Magas said the district’s top priority is the safety and emotional well-being of students and staff.

The school district said police are continuing to investigate.