Central Minn. schools in lockdown over Facebook threatby Rupa Shenoy, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Local police in central Minnesota are supervising students from Eden Valley-Watkins Schools Wednesday afternoon as they board buses for the ride home.
Superintendent Larry Peterson said the district went into lockdown Wednesday morning after someone created a fraudulent Facebook page for Eden Valley-Watkins schools and then wrote 'I see dead people' as a status update.
"Immediately then as the kids came to school we decided to go into lockdown mode and we called our county — Meeker County investigative unit — to investigate what occurred here," Peterson said.
Peterson said no one was allowed in or out of the district's three schools all day. He said students were supervised as they moved between classes in halls.
Peterson said Eden Valley-Watkins has never had its own Facebook page. The Meeker County Sheriff Office is searching for the creator of the fraudulent page and author of the post.