- Posted January 8, 2013 by
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Chaska High School is on lockdown
Chaska High School is on lockdown after the school received a threat early Tuesday morning.
The administration says they have taken the threat seriously and are now working with police.
As a precaution, the school is locked down for students and staff inside the building, and buses have been diverted.
School officials say students and staff should wait at home until further notice. Updates will be available at chs.district112.org.
Meanwhile, Pioneer Ridge Middle School in Chaska is on an internal lockdown as a precautionary measure.
According to the school's website, students are in classrooms, and everyone on the campus is safe.
Chaska High School is closed for the rest of the day. School administration received a threat this morning before the start of the school day and locked down the building. Students who were on buses were diverted to another location. We immediately began working with police to assess the threat. Police and school staff are investigating. Everyone is safe and police have been searching the building.
Because of the disruption this has cuased, we decided to cancel school for the day. CHS parents can find more information in an email from school administration.
All activities and practices will go on as planned this afternoon. Police will have the building thoroughly searched by then. Students may see additional police presence around the grounds.
Thank you for your understanding, we had to act quickly this morning and our first priority was on the safety of our students. We will provide additional updates as needed and we are planning to have school tomorrow.