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Gun found in staffer’s locker at Mpls. school

Published 11:28am Thursday, December 20, 2012

Minneapolis police say a staff member brought a gun to an elementary magnet school in response to last week’s Connecticut school massacre.

Police say the woman had a .357-caliber Magnum in her purse inside her locker at Seward Montessori School in Minneapolis.

KSTP-TV reports she mentioned the gun to a co-worker, who contacted authorities.

The woman has a permit to carry the gun, but bringing a gun to school is against Minnesota law and violates Minneapolis Public Schools policy.

Minneapolis police secured the gun. The staff member was removed from the school Wednesday and is on administrative leave.

The school says no staff members or students were harmed or threatened.

The school was placed on Code Yellow, which means students remained in their classrooms the rest of the day.

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  • jlwhithaus

    A well armed school is a safe school. There should be teachers carrying concealed guns. Minnesota is dead wrong with their policy.

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  • David Price

    I completely agree with jlwhithaus. This is the best way to protect the schools; to train the staff. There has NOT been a single death in over 50 years due to a fire in a school. Why? Because they have fire alarms, rehearse fire drills, use fire-resistant building material in the schools – they prepare. The same should be done for what is now seemingly the biggest threat to our children’s safety in schools – these types of shootings.

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