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Bemidji Assistant Principal Sentenced to 25 Years for Posing as Minor, Having Sexual Conversations with Students

Former Assistant Principal With District from 2005 to 2017

BEMIDJI, Minn.-A former assistant principal at Bemidji Middle School has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pretending to be a teenage boy online and having sexual conversations with students. Brandon Mark Bjerknes, 35, had been federally charged with producing and distributing child pornography and attempted coercion and enticement of a minor. According to a personnel data request with the…