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Woman investigated for holding gun during nearby Minnesota school fire drill

DILWORTH, Minn. — A northwestern Minnesota school district is changing its evacuation procedures after a woman was reported holding a gun in her own doorway as students were executing a fire drill at a neighboring school.

Students and staff at the Dilworth Elementary and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Middle School site, a school just east of Moorhead, told authorities they noticed the woman during the drill Monday, Oct. 1, according to a joint statement released by the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton School District, the Dilworth Police Department and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

Dilworth police, including the department’s school resource officer, helped with the investigation of the potential threat and the resident was talked to. As a result of that conversation, the information provided by students and school staff was confirmed, the statement said.

The Clay County Attorney’s Office was consulted, and as of Wednesday morning, no charges had been filed in the case.

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