Lockdown Lifted at Hinckley-Finlayson High School

A lockdown has been lifted at Hinckley-Finlayson High School after an uninvited male was found on the roof of the building. 

According to Superintendent Rob Prater, a staff member confronted the male and got a “vague and evasive” answer as to why he was on the roof.  

The high school office and maintenance staff also confirmed that there were no authorized guests or workers scheduled to perform maintenance on Tuesday.   

Staff inspected the roof and outside perimeter of the school and could not find the man. 

The Pine County Sheriff’s Office was called in, and advised the school be put in lockdown until it was confirmed the man left the premises. 

The nearby elementary school was also put in lockdown as a precaution. 

The lockdown lasted for about an hour. 

The man is described as being in his 30’s, wearing a bright colored hoodie and a carrying a backpack.  No associated vehicles were seen, and it is not believed that he was carrying a weapon. 

Authorities never located the man, but say they believe he never entered any district building and there was never any danger to students. 

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