Detroit Lakes authorities respond to bomb threat at high school

Police found no threat at the school and normal activities resumed Thursday afternoon.


DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The principal of Detroit Lakes High School says students and faculty are safe after local authorities responded to a bomb threat on Thursday afternoon, March 17.

In a message to families, Principal Joshua Omang said the school instituted a "code yellow" after the Detroit Lakes Police Department received a threat from an unknown caller. The caller alleged a bomb was in a backpack in a specific classroom at the school.

Omang said normal activities resumed at the school after what he called an extensive search of the school grounds.

"The safety of our students and staff is our highest priority," Omang wrote. "We take threats of any kind very seriously and are very thankful for the cooperation and professionalism of our law enforcement agencies."

WDAY News called the Detroit Lakes Police Department for comment Thursday evening, but a representative declined to comment.

Robb Jeffries (he/him) is the Night Editor for and The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. Robb can be reached at
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