Two juveniles were taken into custody after Spring Lake Park High School went into containment Nov. 8, when a suspicious package was found in the building, according to the Spring Lake Park Police Department.

Spring Lake Park Police Chief Douglas Ebeltoft said the package was found in a bathroom at the high school and brought to the main office by an individual or individuals.

Law enforcement was contacted at 11:51 a.m.

The high school was immediately put into a “containment,” which Ebeltoft said is just below a lockdown, and students were ushered away from the package’s location. Initial statements from the Police Department called the action a lockdown.

The Spring Lake Park-Blaine-Mounds View Fire Department assisted during the incident, along with the Fridley Police Department and the Minneapolis Bomb Squad.

In a social media statement the Police Department called the package a “suspicious device,” and said the “device was determined to be a fake.” The statement added, “No one at the high school was in any danger.”

According to the school district, normal operations resumed after police concluded there was no threat.

Shortly after the incident occurred, two juvenile teens were identified and taken into custody for allegedly being involved in the incident, according to the Spring Lake Park Police Department.

Ebeltoft said the two juveniles remained in custody early this week but had not been charged, because the incident was still under investigation.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Spring Lake Park Police Department at 763-792-7222.

paige.kieffer@ecm-inc.com

This story has been updated.

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