N.D. school superintendent carried gun to school

Friday, October 11, 2013

A school superintendent in North Dakota who resigned after being caught carrying a handgun to school said Wednesday that he worried about the safety of himself and others at the school because of a confrontation with a student.

D’Wayne Johnston, 49, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that he brought the weapon to Tioga High School on Oct. 2 because of a threat made by the boy a day earlier that resulted in the student’s expulsion. The school board later accepted Johnston’s resignation, which is effective at the end of the year.

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