MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) On Monday March 24th, the Mobridge Pollock School was put into lock-down. At approximately 11:30 a.m. a person was seen carrying what appeared to be a shotgun going toward the CTE external classroom building. Law enforcement was alerted and members of the Mobridge Police Department, Walworth County Sheriff’s Department and Corson County Sheriff’s Department responded within two minutes.
After investigation it was found that a student had removed a piece of pipe from his car and carried it into the classroom.
On the social media site Facebook, some people had criticized the school for over reacting and subjecting the students to unnecessary trauma. The majority of posters praised the handling of the situation. The critics stated that if you cry wolf too many times people will become complacent if the real thing should occur. Those in support of how the situation was handled were happy that the administration took quick action and placed the students safety as the highest priority.
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