Robbinsdale Area Schools

Dispelling Rumors Regarding Incident at Plymouth Middle School

April 26, 2021

Dear Robbinsdale Area Schools families and staff,

Today continues to be a challenging day for our students and staff at Plymouth Middle School. I’m writing to you in an effort to dispel rumors that are making their way around social media and may be shared in other ways.

Specifically, some people have alleged that the student who brought a gun to school yelled, "Black lives don't matter."

This is totally false information according to eyewitnesses and those investigating the incident.

It’s also important to note that while this matter is still being investigated, there isn’t a lot that we can share.

Additionally, we are now in the process of reuniting students with their parents who have arrived at the reunification site Armstrong High School’s east parking lot.

District leaders and members of the District Crisis Team are at Plymouth Middle School, where learning is still in process. They will remain on site throughout the day.

Thank you for understanding and for your continued patience and support.


Dr. Stephanie Burrage
Interim Superintendent
Robbinsdale Area Schools