Information about a situation near the high school

Information about a situation near the high school

Hello families, 

The Winona Police Department contacted us this morning about a possible situation involving a non-student who is in crisis. The information received by the police department indicated this person might be heading to Lake Winona. This person was not making threats toward others, but police were heading to the area to keep this person and others safe.

High school staff are greeting students at the door and asking them to head to the Learning Commons or go directly to their classrooms. Out of an abundance of caution, we are not letting students congregate in the concourse. 

The school is not currently in lockdown or in a hold. Students are allowed to enter the building. We anticipate learning will begin as usual at 9 a.m.

We are thankful for the communication and cooperation from the police department, and we hope this situation is resolved quickly and safely.

Thank you,
Winona Area Public Schools