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Two Brainerd schools placed on soft lockdown

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A potential threat against a student and an adult led Brainerd School District officials on Wednesday morning to place two schools — Forestview Middle School and Garfield Elementary School — on soft lockdown.

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Soft lockdown, according to Superintendent Steve Razidlo, means access to the schools is controlled and there are no outside playground activities.

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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
(218) 855-5860
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