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Benson, Minn. kindergartner brings gun to school

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The Benson Police Department along with the Swift County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a firearm on the premises of Northside Elementary School in Benson, Minn. just after 8 a.m. Tuesday.

The gun was brought to school by a kindergarten student and seized by school staff after other students notified a teacher. No child was harmed in the incident.

According to a release by the sheriff’s office, there was no intent by the child to cause harm.

"The crisis plan was followed and all proper authorities were alerted," Benson police said in a statement. "Safety is our foremost concern and we continue to review our crisis plan as an ongoing process. We take this incident very seriously."

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