The following message was shared with Chanhassen High School families at 9:30 a.m. today:

Yesterday we received information about a threat a student made against our school. A few students heard the student make threatening statements Wednesday in a conversation during class. Those students reported that information to us at the end of the school day. We contacted our School Resource Officer and the Carver County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation.

Here is what we know now and we will provide additional updates as information becomes available. Students will receive this information from their teacher at 10 a.m. today.

  • The student who made the threat is not in school, pending investigations by the Sheriff’s Office and Eastern Carver County Schools.
  • The student was taken into custody by the Sheriffs’ Office yesterday. Their investigation is on-going.
  • There were additional sheriff’s deputies at school this morning as a precaution.
  • If there was any concern for the safety of our students or staff we would not have school.
  • Due to laws around student privacy, we cannot share specific details about the individual involved.
  • Threats of violence, even ones that may not be serious, are disruptive and subject to discipline. Depending on the situation, that discipline may include expulsion. When law enforcement become involved, there is the additional possibility of criminal charges.

Our first priority is the safety of our students and staff and we will continue to keep you informed. Thank you for your continued support of Chanhassen High School.