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Bus shooting 'purely an accident'

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A 19-year-old Wadena man accused of allegedly shooting an air gun at three Wadena-Deer Creek school buses with children on them on March 3 said he had no intention of shooting at the buses.


"It was purely an accident," said Timothy Mindermann, 19, in a phone interview.

He was driving his car with the window down on Minnesota Highway 29 and found his spring-powered airsoft gun under the seat of his car, he said. He hadn't seen it in a while and was playing with it, he said.

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