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Pequot Lakes Schools closed Monday over safety threats

The school district also postponed its school board meeting originally scheduled for Monday night

Echo Journal file photo.
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The Pequot Lakes School District canceled all classes and school events on Monday, Dec. 13, citing an alleged safety threat to the district.

In a letter sent to families Monday morning, interim Superintendent Kurt Stumpf said that on Sunday afternoon the district and the Pequot Lakes Police Department "received numerous calls and emails" regarding a photo making the rounds on social media of a Pequot Lakes student holding a gun and making threats.

However, Stumpf said that no one reporting the photo claimed to have actually seen the photo. Stumpf said the district - as well as the police department - will take every report and rumor seriously, and will update the public when they can.

Those with any knowledge of safety concerns are encouraged to contact school resource officer Sheri Fyle at sfyle@isd186.org or 218-513-1888

In addition to Kid Konnection child care and a school band concert, all before and after school events were canceled. School administration opted to postpone Monday night's scheduled school board meeting. Stumpf said the tentative plan is to combine the meeting with the one scheduled for Monday, Dec. 20, in which the board intends to interview full-time superintendent candidates.

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Pequot Lakes Police Chief Eric Klang said the department planned to issue a news release Monday.

No further information was available Monday morning.

Dan Determan has been a reporter for the Echo Journal since 2014, primarily covering sports at Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus
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