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Hastings lockdown ends, student in custody

The Hastings Middle School was locked down this morning for about two hours following an incident involving a student with a handgun. The student was apprehended, and the lockdown lifted.

Hastings Police Chief Mike McMenomy and School District 200 Superintendent Tim Collins held a short press conference at which McMenomy read the following:

"On Monday April 5, 2010, at 10:32 a.m. Hastings Police Department officers were dispatched to the Hastings Middle School on a call of a male student who had displayed a handgun in the doorway of a classroom on the second floor of the school. Hastings Police had a school resource officer at the middle school, and the middle school went into lockdown mode. A perimeter was established and a search for the student was initiated. The student was located and attempted to run from the building at 10:48 a.m. A handgun was recovered. The 14-year-old student is an eighth-grade student at the middle school; he was treated at Regina Medical Center for a minor hand injury before being interviewed and booked into the Dakota County juvenile detention facility in Hastings. A security sweep of the whole middle school was done by police, and completed with no other students or suspects located."