Authorities release details of Duluth middle school lockdown

By KBJR News 1

December 16, 2013 Updated Dec 16, 2013 at 9:32 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Duluth Police say they received a call from a parent Monday morning who said her son was angry about an incident at their home, and as he was leaving for school he said she could, "pick him up at jail later because he was going to take a gun to school."

Officers located the school bus on which the student was riding and stopped it at Grand Forks and Wicklow Street in Lincoln Park.

The bus was evacuated and the student was taken aside.

Authorities say no specific threats were made towards any students or staff; however concern among students and parents was high.

"I felt that it was a safe school, but at this point I'm starting to really second guess... Is the Lincoln Park school good enough school for my daughter to go to? I'm really seriously thinking it may be time for me to home-school," said Patti Wright, mother of a Lincoln Park student.

The lockdown lasted from 8:30 a.m. until just after 9 a.m.

The boy was later taken to police headquarters before being released to a family member.

School spokespeople say no one was injured in the incident.

Authorities say they did not find a weapon on the boy, however they did find a BB gun, belonging to the student, at his house.

Elsa Robins
erobins@kbjr.com