Two students charged after altercation at Owatonna High School

Two students at Owatonna High School are facing charges after an altercation over alleged racist comments on social media.

Police responded to a group of students shouting and being disruptive Monday and some refused to cooperate when staff ordered a school lockdown.

Two students were arrested and taken to Steele County juvenile detention.

Charges include fourth-degree assault of a peace officer, obstructing the legal process, and fifth-degree assault. The district is reviewing the incident which was reportedly fueled by comments white students made on social media about black students at Owatonna.

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