Half of Parents Keep LHS Students Home Today 01 Nov 17

It was a day that ended without incident but it was also a day that was far from normal, with fully half of the Student Body at Thief River Falls Lincoln High School out of class today.

Attendance illustrated the concern of parents after District Notification concerning a threat of gun violence at the school; specifically today Wednesday, November 1st.

The threat was reported to school staff Monday after it was overheard in conversation; two days of Thief River Falls Police Investigation turning up no suspect and no credible evidence.

Superintendent Bradley Bergstrom says parents were given the option of keeping their children home, the absence treated like an illness – although he said late this afternoon that the District hopes to return to normal with the passing of the November 1st threshold and get back to class as usual tomorrow, with a District-Wide advisory scheduled to be sent this evening.