All Lakeville Area schools and facilities will be closed on Friday until further notice “due to an active threat” under investigation by the Lakeville Police Department, the school district announced in an emergency alert.
In response to a Pioneer Press inquiry on Friday morning, a Lakeville Police Department spokesperson said in an email: “This is an active investigation and we have no comment at this time.”
All K-12 students will participate in distance learning from home and follow their previous distance learning schedule, the school district announced on its website. All staff should work remotely, the district instructed.
“With the limited information we have at this time and to support the investigation, please do not report to our school buildings or district facilities until further notice,” the district said on its website. “Students currently on site, including for Kid Zone or Wonder Zone programming, should be picked up immediately. All early childhood programs are canceled until further notice.”
Children who were at Wonder Zone and Kid Zone, childcare programs for preschoolers and elementary students, were moved to Hosanna Church, where parents picked them up, according to a school district’s tweet.
The Lakeville Area Schools office will also be closed to the public until further notice.
This is a developing story and will be updated.