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TV reporter won't be charged for hidden camera school expose

FARGO — A local TV reporter who faced possible criminal charges for entering schools without permission in Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., will not be charged in Fargo, according to a city prosecutor.

A spokeswoman for West Fargo Public Schools said it’s likely that Valley News Live reporter Mellaney Moore will also not face charges in West Fargo.

Moore wore a hidden camera as she walked into schools in Moorhead, West Fargo and Fargo without checking in at the main offices. The story, meant to expose flaws in school security, led police in all three cities to investigate the reporter’s actions.

By city ordinance in Fargo and West Fargo and state law in Moorhead, a school visitor who fails to register at the office can face a misdemeanor charge.

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