News in Rochester, Minnesota Today’s shooting at Lourdes High School; active shooter. Police from Rochester are en route to Lourdes High School in response to an unconfirmed call regarding a gunman. Authorities advise avoiding the region until further notice. According to Rochester Police, Lourdes High School received an unsubstantiated call from a shooter inside the building. Follow For More Updates at Rapiddnews.com
The Minnesota State Patrol, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office, the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, and additional unmarked police cars were on the scene. When further details emerge, this story will be updated. RPD made the following declaration:
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Officers are investigating the call that was made at 10:06 am to see whether there is a real threat. They have not yet discovered any evidence of gunshots or wounds. As soon as possible, kindly avoid the area.
According to scanners used by the Rochester Police Department, the call was placed to a non-emergency line. No shooting has been confirmed to be happening as of yet.
When the neighboring all-boys Heffron High School closed its doors in 1925, Lourdes High School (LHS), which had previously been an all-girls school, switched to co-education. The institution was renamed Lourdes High School after it relocated to its current home on Center Street in 1941. In 2013, it relocated to a position close to Valley High and 19th Street.
From 1987 to 2007, Dennis L. Nigon served as the headmaster of Lourdes High School. In 2007, he took the helm at Rochester Catholic School. With 39 years of experience teaching in Catholic high schools, Mr. Nigon is in charge of overseeing the development of new Lourdes High School buildings as part of the Lourdes Building Our Future project.