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Kindergartner brings gun to school; all students safe

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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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After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.
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