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Fargo woman arrested after shooting incident at Hawley school

HAWLEY, Minn. -- A Fargo woman was in the Clay County Jail Thursday morning, May 26, after she was arrested by Hawley police Wednesday night on suspicion of having fired a gun near the Hawley Elementary School.

HAWLEY, Minn. -- A Fargo woman was in the Clay County Jail Thursday morning, May 26, after she was arrested by Hawley police Wednesday night on suspicion of having fired a gun near the Hawley Elementary School.

A custodian working at the school Wednesday evening called authorities after finding a woman sitting in his car parked near the school who was making delusional statements, according to a report from Hawley police.

Officers arrived and determined that the woman had fired a gun at a window of the custodian's vehicle in an attempt to gain access to the vehicle and steal it.

The woman was taken into custody and a .40-caliber handgun and ammunition were recovered from the woman's own vehicle, which apparently had broken down and was parked near the school.

According to Clay County Jail records, Leslie Jean McCroskey, 34, of Fargo, is being held pending possible charges that included reckless discharge of a firearm, criminal damage to property and felony possession of a firearm in a school zone.

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