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UPDATE: Popular Teacher Shot in Kandiyohi County

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ALBERTVILLE, Minn. (AP) – Students are mourning a popular teacher who was shot and killed in an apparent homicide in rural Paynesville.

43-year-old Timothy Larson was a special education teacher for three years at St. Michael-Albertville Middle School West.

Superintendent Jim Behle calls Larson “a teacher that you would want your child to have.”

An 81-year-old man and his 45-year-old son have been arrested in the death and are being held in the Kandiyohi County Jail.

81-year-old Delbert Huber of rural Paynesville called the sheriff’s office Saturday to say that he shot and killed a man following an argument. Officers arrived at a home in Burbank Township and found Larson dead from an apparent gun shot wound.

Huber and his 45-year-old son Timothy Huber were arrested. The father faces a charge of second degree murder. Timothy Huber is expected to be charged with aiding an offender and liability for the crimes of another.

The suspects have not been formally charged.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

– WJON Staff contributed to this report.

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