ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — St. Cloud police say an elementary school was briefly locked down after a man with a permit to carry a gun mistakenly walked into the school with the weapon.

The incident happened at Lincoln Elementary at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday as students were being dismissed.

The St. Cloud Times reports the man with the gun was a relative of a student and had come to pick up the child.

Police say he was not arrested.

Students’ departure from school was delayed briefly while police interviewed the man and determined the situation.

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Comments (4)
  1. mark from MNTAXWASTE.COM says:

    The sky is falling!!!!

  2. just a mom says:

    Glad they checked it out instead of just thinking everything would be OK! I like to side with caution!

  3. Gary says:

    Only the teacher’s, and principle, should be allowed to carry gun’s.

  4. Jenna says:

    Yeah great idea. Give teachers guns. Think about when you were a kid, if you wanted your teacher’s stuff it was in their desk. Do you really want a 5,6,7,8 yr old getting into that drawer? I mean they don’t think about it and run to the bathroom the kids goes for a pencil in the teachers desk and there it is. Come on get smart… It was an honest mistake I’m glad they didn’t arrest the guy for an honest mistake. That tends to be the trend of St. Cloud cops.

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