The reporters utilized several sources for this story, all of them from people. Four students, St. Paul College spokesman, Jim Stumne and police spokesman, Sergeant Paul Schnell were interviewed.
The article began and ended with Stumne's and Schnell's statements as a way to tell the basic, "hard news" parts of the story. They were both reliable sources with the right credentials, and reinforced the credibility of the story. These sources also kept the reader focused on the most important aspects of the story. The students' testimonies were included as a way to describe the emotions and thoughts that they experienced during the lockdown. Readers got a different, more personal perspective of what happened.
Afterwards, however, the writers attributed Stumne and Schnell to close out the story and to bring readers back to the main points of the article. This set up of attribution was very effective, because it allowed readers to get the facts as well as the more personal perspectives of the people impacted by the lockdown.