Stillwater High School shut down after coffee cup mistaken for gun


Stillwater High School shut down for an hour this morning after a report of an armed man in a ski mask on school grounds, according to the Pioneer Press. False alarm everyone! It was just a black coffee mug. Someone apparently needs their eyes checked.

More from the PiPress:

The school was placed in lockdown around 8:15 a.m. after police received a report of a man wearing a ski mask and possibly carrying a handgun near the school. About 20 officers from Oak Park Heights, Stillwater and Washington County searched the area around Minnesota 5 and 53rd Street and the woods to the south of the school and found no signs of the man, said Oak Park Heights Police Chief Brian DeRosier.

While officers were searching the area, a deputy from the Washington County Sheriff's Office and a Stillwater officer reported that while driving to work they saw the "individual who they believed matched this description with what they believe was a black coffee cup in his hand," DeRosier said.

Perhaps it was this coffee mug?

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