Offensive or racist comments on social media are being blamed for a disturbance at Owatonna High School Monday that resulted in a lockdown.

Police responded to a large group of students shouting and being disruptive in the commons area and gymnasium.

School staff ordered a lockdown, but officers say some students were uncooperative.

One juvenile was arrested for assaulting an officer, another was taken into custody for obstructing the legal process and a third student was cited for trespassing.

There were no reports of injuries. Investigators believe the incident may be connected to racist comments posted on social media by white students.

Minnesota News Network

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