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Minnesota kindergartner brings gun to school; all students safe

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news Bemidji, 56619
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

BENSON, Minn. — A kindergarten student brought a gun to a Benson elementary school Tuesday morning.

In a news release, Swift County Sheriff John Holtz said the sheriff’s office, Benson police and Northside Elementary officials were notified of the situation just after 8 a.m. Other students immediately told a teacher about the gun. The firearm was immediately seized by staff, and all students are safe and continued with their school day.

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There was no intent by the child to cause harm and everyone is safe, Holtz said.

Benson is a town of about 3,250 people in Swift County in west-central Minnesota.

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