The principal suffered only a flesh wound.
By Raif Karera
The principal of a South Dakota high school has been wounded in a shooting at the school.
School officials say a student suspected in the shooting is in custody while other students are reported safe.
The superintendent of Harrisburg High School, James Holbeck, said Principal Kevin Lein suffered a flesh wound, according to NBC affiliate KDLT.
The Harrisburg Police Department and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department confirm officers are at the school, and Lincoln County Deputy State’s Attorney Ross Wright corroborated that the suspected shooter is a student.
Harrisburg school officials say all high school students are being bused to the south middle school in Harrisburg, reported KDLT. Officials said do not come to the high school to pick up a student or a vehicle because the high school is still on lock down.
Harrisburg, a city of about 4,000 people, is just south of Sioux Falls.
In a separate but similar incident last week, a 25-year-old woman was arrested in connection with a lockdown at two North Carolina schools last week.
Kristin McClure Stephenson, 25, of Waynesville, was charged Monday with one felony count of possession of a firearm on educational property, the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office said.
Stephenson was found in possession of a handgun on the premises of Apple Valley Middle School on Thursday. Deputies responded to a panic alarm that resulted in a lockdown of Apple Valley and North Henderson High for about two hours, according to The Citizen-Times.
Deputies say Stephenson’s motive or the intended target of her attack remain unknown, but officials said she was apparently not targeting students or staff.