Bomb threat that closed Lakeville schools Friday determined 'not credible', district says

A bomb threat that prompted the Lakeville school district to close all its schools and facilities Friday was determined not to be credible, according to officials.

Lakeville Area Schools sent a message to families and staff on Friday morning informing them that all K-12 students would participate in distance learning from home for the day while the Lakeville Police Department investigated an "active threat."

Police and district leaders later confirmed a bomb threat had been made via email against Lakeville South High School and several other unnamed schools in the district.

Students will continue distance learning for the remainder of the day and all on-site school and community education activities are canceled for the evening as police finalize their investigation.

All activities will resume as normal on Saturday and school will resume in person as normal on Monday, the district said.

Staff will be available next week to provide support to students who may be expressing fear or distress stemming from Friday’s incident.