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Two juveniles charged in connection with Nov. 2 school threat in Detroit Lakes

Two juveniles under the age of 16 have been charged in Becker County Juvenile Court in connection with threats against at least one Detroit Lakes school on Nov. 2, according to the Becker County Attorney. The threats caused a lockdown at Detroit Lakes High School that day.

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Two juveniles under the age of 16 have been charged in Becker County Juvenile Court in connection with threats against at least one Detroit Lakes school on Nov. 2, according to the Becker County Attorney.

Since the individuals are under 16 years old, the records are confidential, stated the attorney, Brian McDonald, in an email to the Tribune. He did not elaborate further on the charges, nor specify exactly which school or schools were threatened, or in what manner they were threatened.

The threats caused a lockdown of Detroit Lakes High School on Nov. 2 , limiting visitor access to the campus and preventing students from leaving school during the day. At about 2 p.m. that day, a joint statement from Detroit Lakes Police Chief Steven Todd and school Superintendent Mark Jenson was released, stating that the situation had been resolved and "the individuals responsible have been identified and dealt with in an appropriate manner by both school officials and law enforcement."

This school threat incident is separate from an unrelated Nov. 9 threat against Rossman Elementary involving Jeffrey Scott Gunderson, 27, of Detroit Lakes . Gunderson told his probation officer that he planned to "shoot up" the elementary school, and was apprehended within 40 minutes of making the threats. He was charged with making terroristic threats and remains in custody at the Becker County Jail.

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