Duluth Police: Student brings unloaded weapon to Edison School

Duluth police responded to a report of a person with a weapon at Edison North Star Academy, 3301 Technology Drive in Duluth at approximately 9 a.m. on Friday.

When officers arrived, they discovered a student had brought a handgun to school. According to police, the weapon was removed and later determined to be unloaded.


Tammy Rackliffe, the Head of School at Duluth Edison Charter Schools sent an email to parents.

Dear Parents/Guardians:

I regret to inform you that a student brought an unloaded firearm to school this morning. This incident was unrelated to the situation I informed our school community about yesterday. The weapon was discovered by School District staff and removed from school. Law enforcement was contacted and responded immediately. Fortunately, no students were physically harmed as the result of this incident. Due to data privacy, we cannot inform you of the specifics of this incident.

However, these incidents provide an opportunity for Duluth Edison Charter School, as well as parents, to remind students of DECS’ policies with respect to bringing weapons to school and the consequences that can result from such actions. We wish to remind students and parents that DECS has a zero tolerance policy with respect to terroristic threats or the possession of weapons, as well as look-a-like weapons, and that such items are not to be brought to school. Our first and foremost concern is the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and school community. Once again, we have support staff available for students who would like to talk to someone.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

The Duluth Police Department is actively conducting an investigating into this incident. There is no active threat at this time.

This is a developing story and will be updated.