National trend on TikTok not deemed a credible threat to local schools

The Bemidji School District and local law enforcement are aware of a national trend on TikTok encouraging school violence today.

Beltrami County Sheriff Ernie Beitel said in a release that his office is not aware of any known or identified threats relating to this trend as credible but will have extra patrols in school zones.

Superintendent Tim Lutz said schools will be open but parents may decide whether or not to send their children to school today.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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