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Benson kindergartner brings gun to school, all students safe

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news Morris, 56267
Morris Minnesota 607 Pacific Avenue 56267

BENSON, Minn. — A kindergarten student brought a gun to a Benson elementary school Tuesday morning.

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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.

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

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