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ND school superintendent carried gun to school

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TIOGA, N.D. (AP) -- A school superintendent in North Dakota will resign after he says he took a gun to school after a student made a threat. Tioga Superintendent D'Wayne Johnston said in an interview Wednesday that he brought the weapon to the high school on Oct. 2 because of a threat that resulted in the student's expulsion.

Johnston says he should have instead asked for more help from police. Johnston refused to go into detail about the threat but says the boy had previous discipline problems. After several people saw the gun, Johnston acknowledged carrying it. The school board accepted Johnston's resignation at an emergency meeting Friday.

The resignation takes effect at the end of the school year. Police say they will look at whether Johnston broke any laws.

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