Facebook post puts Minn. schools on lockdown

7:49 PM, Apr 20, 2011   |    comments
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EDEN VALLEY-WATKINS, Minn. -- A central Minnesota school district was under lockdown Wednesday after a possible threat was posted on Facebook.

The Principal at Eden Valley Watkins High School saw a Facebook page Wednesday morning with an image of the school as its profile picture, with a post that read "I see dead people."

He called for an immediate all-day lockdown as a precaution. Schools involved include Eden Valley Watkins High School, Eden Valley Elementary, and Watkins Elementary.

Later Wednesday, the Meeker County Sheriff's Office and the Eden Valley Police Department say they identified a Minneapolis woman as the poster. The woman has children at the school. She told investigators that she had watched the movie The Sixth Sense Tuesday night before making the comment.

The case will be reviewed by the Meeker County Attorney's Office for possible criminal charges.

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