Published March 2, 2023

False Threats Lead to School Lockdowns 

Written by
Kim Fundingsland
| The Dakotan

Minot, Other State Schools Effected 

MINOT – There is no active threat of a shooter within any of several schools in the state that entered lockdown status Thursday morning. 

At approximately 11 a.m. Thursday Minot Police posted the following on their Facebook page: 

“Attention - No active threat 

Minot Police can confirm that an active shooter threat, called in to Minot Central Dispatch for Central Campus, has been determined to be false. We are aware of multiple school threats throughout our region and are assisting in investigating these incidents.” 

Reportedly Minot PD had received a call that they determined was a hoax but still responded immediately to Central Campus along with support from the Ward County Sheriff’s Department. 

A similar threat was a cause for alarm in Bismarck as well. Police in that city responded and initiated emergency response protocols, which included a school lockdown. However, police determined the incident to be unfounded, stating, “There is NOT an active threat or shooter at Bismarck High School. Students, faculty and everyone is safe.” 

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