updated 4/8/2005 12:41:46 AM ET 2005-04-08T04:41:46

A healing ceremony after the deadly shooting rampage on the Red Lake Indian Reservation and the resumption of high school classes were postponed as the FBI searched for a gun at the school Thursday.

“We have uncorroborated intelligence about the possibility of a gun on the premises of Red Lake High School,” FBI spokesman Paul McCabe said.

Thursday evening, officers could be seen walking across the roof of the middle school — which is attached to the high school — looking under roof vents and around security lights.

No gun was found as of Thursday evening, but the search continued into the night, Red Lake Public Safety Director Pat Mills said.

The healing ceremony had been planned for Friday at the school; it was rescheduled for Monday.

Five students, a teacher and a security guard were killed at the school in a March 21 attack by 16-year-old student Jeff Weise, who then killed himself. Weise also killed his grandfather and the man’s girlfriend before setting out for school.

The 16-year-old son of the tribal chairman has been arrested as a possible accomplice.

School officials also pushed back the start of high school classes from Monday to Tuesday in an old section of the high school, away from where the shootings happened. Armed guards will be posted.

“We have to have time for healing,” said Carol Aenne, acting school superintendent. “We can’t just say, open up to Chapter 2 and read it and answer questions at the end.”

Rodney Defoe, a 16-year-old student, said he believes it is too soon to return to school. He said he was at the school Tuesday for another healing ceremony and became lightheaded.

“The last funeral was just last week,” he said.

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