DEVELOPING: Rochester police are responding to LourdesHighSchool for an unconfirmed call about an active shooter. Police advising stay clear of the area until further notice.
Rochester Police are reporting an unconfirmed call to Lourdes High School about an active shooter at the school.
The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office, the Minnesota State Patrol and other unmarked police vehicles were at the scene. News will update this story as more information becomes available. RPD issued the following statement:
“The Rochester Police Department is responding to a report of an active shooter at Lourdes High School. The call was made at 10:06 a.m. and officers are working to determine if there is a legitimate threat. So far, they have found no evidence of shooting or injuries. Please stay away from the area until further notice.”
The call went to a non-emergency number, according to Rochester Police Department scanners.
It has not yet been confirmed whether any shooting is in progress.
Lourdes High School (LHS) was originally an all-girls school and became coeducational when the nearby all-boys Heffron High School closed in 1925. When the school moved to its Center Street location in 1941, it was renamed Lourdes High School. It moved to a location near 19th Street and Valley High in 2013.
Dennis L. Nigon, who was the principal of Lourdes High School from 1987 to 2007, became the principal of Rochester Catholic School in 2007. Mr. Nigon has 39 years of Catholic high school experience and is responsible for the Lourdes Building Our Future project, the construction of new facilities for Lourdes High School.