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Pine City school locked down

News Bemidji,Minnesota 56619
Bemidji Pioneer
Pine City school locked down
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

PINE CITY, Minn. -- Students in Pine City High School were locked in their building Monday morning after a report of a student leaving home with a rifle, shotgun and ammunition.

The lockdown ended at 1:18 p.m. when Principal Terry Anderson posted a message on the school's website and made a public address announcement indicating that the danger had passed. Authorities caught the student elsewhere.

Anderson said the school was placed in "routine lockdown" as a precaution.

The Pine City Pioneer reported that the 15-year-old boy ran away from home Friday.

Classes continued during the lockdown, but students could not leave with building without a parent.

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