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Possible threat at SAHS prompts increased police presence

Students at Stillwater Area High School may have seen an increase in blue uniforms on Monday.

There was a heightened police presence at SAHS following possible threats against the school, which District 834 learned of over the weekend, said district communications director Carissa Keister. 

"We’ve worked closely with local police to investigate the issue and feel confident that it has been resolved and there is no immediate concern for the safety of our students and staff," she said.

Details of the possible threats could not be revealed, Keister said, because of student privacy laws. 

"This is the time of year when schools across the country see an increase in the amount of threats," she said. "We take any threat seriously and follow our Emergency Management Plan to keep our staff and students safe. Even though we feel the issue has been resolved, it is our standard protocol in any situation like this to have an increased presence of police and local responders in school." 

Amber Kispert-Smith

Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.

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