UPDATE — Harrisburg, SD High School Principal Shot

Date posted - September 30, 2015

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Harrisburg, South Dakota — The high school principal in Harrisburg was wounded this morning when a student produced a handgun and fired one round.

According to ABC Radio, the student and Principal were in the Principal’s Office and were having a disagreement when the student produced a handgun and fired one round striking the Principal in the arm.

ABC reports that the Assistant Principal then tackled the gunman, and he and another faculty member held him down until police arrived.

The school has been on lock-down since this morning’s incident, and according to the report, will remain on lock-down for the remainder of the day while the building is cleared.

No students were injured in the incident, and the Principal’s injuries were described as a “flesh wound”, according to ABC Radio.


Harrisburg, South Dakota — Schools in Harrisburg are on lock-down this morning after a shooting incident at the high school in that southeast South Dakota community.

Details are still sketchy,but authorities say one shot was fired that struck the school’s Principal in the arm. ¬†They say the Principal is being treated for what was described as a “flesh wound” to the arm.

Authorities say the suspected shooter is in custody, and no students were injured.

We’ll have more details when they become available.

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