CNMI Department of Public Safety and law enforcement officers responded immediately to Saipan Southern High School this morning after an active shooter threat was made by a student through an email.
The student has been interviewed by law enforcement, and the computer used to send the email, as well as other electronic devices, have been screened.
The CNMI Public School System followed standard active shooter protocol by putting Saipan Southern High School and the surrounding areas including Koblerville Elementary School on lockdown.
All students remain safe and secured. DPS will continue to monitor this closely.
We remind the general public to report any suspicious activity to law enforcement. If you see something, say something. Schools are drug and weapon free zones. Violators will be prosecuted, and threats will be handled accordingly. (PR)