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Post Bulletin
     February 1, 2019      #12-32 PB1 0
Updated: Bomb threat closes Lourdes Friday,
Updated: Bomb threat closes Lourdes Friday, afternoon activities still on

By Emily Cutts

A bomb threat at Lourdes High School prompted school administrators to cancel classes Friday but afternoon activities will proceed as scheduled.

A dispatcher received a call around 10:20 p.m. Thursday from a person saying they would blow up Lourdes High School on Friday, Rochester Police Capt. Casey Moilanen said.

Police believe the male caller used a voice changing device. Officers contacted the school's principal that night to inform her of the situation. A decision was made to cancel classes Friday.

"Due to the uncertainty of student and staff safety, school has been cancelled for LHS today. No students or staff are to report to school," a text that was sent out to the school community.

Rochester Police and bomb dogs were at the school around 5:30 a.m. Friday to conduct a search of the school. Nothing was found, Moilanen said.

The school announced Friday morning that all after-school activities would resume as scheduled beginning at 3 p.m.

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Emily is the Post Bulletin's public safety reporter. A Minnesota native, Emily worked at two newspapers in New England before returning to the Land of 10,000 Lakes in July 2018.