School Climate & Safety

School Shooting Leaves Principal Wounded at South Dakota High School

By Evie Blad — September 30, 2015 1 min read

Police lauded the assistant principal of a Harrisburg, S.D., high school as a hero after he tackled a shooter who had just shot the principal, the Argus Leader reports.

Principal Kevin Lein was left with a flesh wound after the shooting Wednesday morning, the paper reports. Assistant Principal Ryan Rollinger responded to the sound of the gunshot by running with the district’s athletic director to subdue the shooter, police told the paper.

The suspected shooter, a student, is in police custody, the paper reports, and Lein is in stable condition.

District officials said all other students and staff were safe at the school, which went into a precautionary lockdown and transported students to an off-site location for pick-up following the incident.

Photo: An armed Lincoln County deputy sheriff blocks the entrance to Harrisburg High School following a shooting at the school on Wednesday in Harrisburg, S.D. --Dirk Lammers/AP

A version of this news article first appeared in the Rules for Engagement blog.