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Bomb threat evacuates students in New Prague


NEW PRAGUE, Minn. (AP) -- Students who returned to school in New Prague following Wednesday's fake call about a shooting were evacuated again because of a bomb threat Thursday morning.

The school district's website says middle school students were sent to the ice arena after the threat was made Thursday morning, just a day after someone called 911 to report a shooter on campus with an assault rifle. The school district says students returned to class Thursday morning after police gave the OK.

Authorities on Wednesday determined the 911 call reporting a shooter at the school was, in fact, a hoax-- but not before hundreds of students were locked in their classrooms while dozens of law enforcement officers searched the multi-building campus.

And, authorities say the 12-year-old boy accused of making that fake 911 call will remain in detention for now.

At a hearing in Scott County juvenile court Thursday, a judge asked for more background about the boy before deciding whether he can be returned to his parents. The boy's attorney, Marsh Halberg, says they'll be back in court Monday.


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