1 student dead, another critically injured in shooting at Minnesota school

One student is dead, and another is in critical condition after a shooting Tuesday outside a school in Richfield, Minnesota, about 7 miles south of downtown Minneapolis.

Richfield Police Chief Jay Henthorne said that the police were called to the South Education Center at 12:07 p.m., and upon arrival, discovered “two students had been shot on the sidewalk outside of the school.” Henthorne said the suspects fled “immediately,” and area schools were locked down. After a search of South Education Center, police determined that “no further threat existed” and other lockdowns were lifted.

Schools Superintendent Sandra Lewandowski said that the 200-student facility was evacuated. The school includes pre-K students through young adults, who attend for special education and community programs. Mr. Lewandowski said the shooting happened outside the facility’s front entrance.

Law enforcement was searching for “suspects,” Chief Henthorne said, and the FBI was assisting. No details were released about the victims, just that the deceased student was male.

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