This is Redwood Area School Superintendent, Rick Ellingworth writing to clear the air on what has blown up on social media. 

Early this afternoon (March 3), we were made aware of allegations that someone in the Redwood Valley Middle School/High School may have made some threatening statements. 

We immediately  began working with the Redwood Falls Police Department to address the concern.  

At this time, 1:35 pm, I want to assure you that there is no immediate threat to anyone's safety, and while the situation continues to be investigated,  there is no threat to anyone's safety.  

Please know that student and staff safety is our number one responsibility and we take the responsibility seriously.

Again, this note is sent to contain rumors and provide you with accurate information.