Student Shoots, Injures Principal In South Dakota
(CNN) — A student shot and injured the principal at Harrisburg High School near Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Wednesday, district Superintendent Jim Holbeck said.
Kevin Lein was wounded in the arm and was in good condition, Holbeck said.
The student, whose identity was not disclosed by police and has not yet been charged, was tackled by two school employees and is in custody, Holbeck said.
The incident happened when the student came into a main office and got into some kind of disagreement with the principal, according to Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens. There was a physical struggle and the teenager took out a firearm and shot Lein, added Clemens.
The assistant principal and the school’s athletic director quickly tackled the teenager, Holbeck said, and kept him under control until authorities arrived.
And they came in droves — including agents from the FBI and ATF, several sheriffs and police agencies and officers with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to Clemens.