Schools lockdown ends

A lockdown of all Minneapolis Public Schools that began Wednesday has ended.
The Minneapolis Police Department determined there was no threat to district schools, the district reported. A statement released by the district at 12:40 p.m. today indicated the “code yellow lockdown” would end immediately.
The lockdown began Wednesday as police investigated a threat to Minneapolis Public Schools posted on several social networking sites. No specific school was named in the threat.
Classes continued as usual during the lockdown, but access to district school buildings was limited.
The district statement quoted Superintendent Bill Green as saying: “We are pleased with the effective response of our school and district emergency team members, and we are thankful for our strong relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department.”
Notice that the lockdown had ended was sent to families through the district’s automated phone messaging system. An email with the same information was sent to all staff members.