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Minn. kindergartner brings gun to school, all students safe

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news Perham, 56573
Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

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 are continuing with their school day.

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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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