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Police assist with school incident; no injuries reported

Valley Crossing Elementary School sought police help March 22 with a student who was threatening others.

Police were called after 2 p.m. to the school, 9900 Park Crossing, on a report that a student was actively threatening others with scissors and a wrench.

Officers entered the school with what looks like a firearm but is a tool that propels bean bags, Woodbury police spokeswoman Michelle Okada said. The tool was not used. The student was calm by the time officers arrived.

There were no reported injuries.

Valley Crossing Principal Lela Olson sent an email to parents later that day informing them police had assisted at the school and that the incident was "quickly isolated to ensure the safety of all students and staff."

—Scott Wente

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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