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Police investigating incident that led to school lockdown


Brainerd and Baxter police department officials, in a joint statement issued Thursday, said they were investigating the incident that led to Wednesday’s soft lockdown.

Brainerd Deputy Chief Mike Bestul and Baxter Police Chief Jim Exsted said their departments responded to a custodial parental rights incident specific to one student that involved Garfield Elementary School in Brainerd and Forestview Middle School in Baxter.

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