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Published October 05, 2011, 09:31 AM

Potato gun causes police to lock down school and block off roads

New York Mills, Minn. (WDAY TV) - Police in New York Mills locked down the school and blocked off roads, after the sound of gunfire. It happened yesterday around 1 in the afternoon.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

New York Mills, Minn. (WDAY TV) - Police in New York Mills locked down the school and blocked off roads, after the sound of gunfire. It happened yesterday around 1 in the afternoon.

Officers set up a perimeter around the block where the shots were fired. Police found the 2 people responsible, and they admitted to firing a potato gun, using walnuts as ammunition.

Officers say it sounds just like a shotgun. They say the two meant no harm, and charges are pending. 4 other agencies assisted in the case.

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