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BREAKING: One Student Dead, Another Critical After Shooting At Minnesota School

Richfield, MN – One student is dead and another student is in critical condition following a shooting at South Education Center Academy on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident occurred at about 12:07 p.m. on Feb. 1 on a sidewalk outside the school located in the 7400-block of Penn Avenue in Richfield, KARE reported.

District 287 School Superintendent Sandy Lewandowski posted a statement to the school’s website that said the shooting took place near the school’s front entrance.

Police said the suspects fled the area in a vehicle right after the shooting, KARE reported.

Both of the wounded students were transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment.

One of the students died at the hospital, the other student remains in critical condition, according to officials.

“This is a tragic day in the city of Richfield,” Richfield Police Chief Jay Henthorne told reporters. “Our community, our hearts, our prayers, our thoughts go out to District 287, their students, their families and our community.”

Police asked that anyone with information on the shooting at South Education Center Academy please call 888-ATF-TIPS or 800-CALL-FBI, KARE reported.

Chief Henthorne did not say whether police have suspects or any active leads in the shooting.

Multiple law enforcement agencies are on the scene at the school to assist Richfield police including special agents from the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

The school district set up a parent pickup point at Donaldson Park, KARE reported.

The South Education Center website said the school includes students from kindergarten through age 21 with “unique needs.”

This is not the first time this school year that police have responded to the school for reports of a gun on campus, KARE reported.

Police arrested a student with a loaded handgun near the entrance of the school in September of 2021.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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