2 teens dead after shooting in western Minnesotaby Nancy Lebens, Minnesota Public Radio
Amor, Minn. — A 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy are both dead after a shooting Monday night at their home in western Minnesota.
The girl, who was a sophomore at Perham High School, was dead at the scene near Amor. KFGO-AM reports the boy was airlifted to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, N.D., where he died.
The Otter Tail County sheriff's office says injuries to one of the teens apparently were self-inflicted.
Officials in the Perham-Dent Public schools were to decide later Tuesday whether to continue a lockdown in the aftermath of the shooting.
They made the decision Tuesday morning to help students stay near counselors.
Perham-Dent Superintendent Tamara Uselman said during the lockdown, someone called in a threat to the middle school.
"The timing was so ugly, but we were already in a lockdown mode," she said. "What we did then was autodial parents to say, 'we are in a lockdown and we did receive a terroristic threat, your children are safe.'"
Perham police decided the threatening phone call was not related to the shooting.
(Information from KFGO and the Star Tribune)
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Nancy Lebens is an editor for MPR News.