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Kindergartner brings gun to school, all students safe

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news Brainerd, 56401
Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

BENSON — 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.

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Other students immediately told a teacher about the gun.

The firearm was immediately seized by staff and all students are safe and are continuing with their school day.

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

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

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