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1st South Dakota school appears poised to have armed staffer


COLTON, S.D. (AP) — The first South Dakota school district to allow approved employees to carry guns appears to be moving ahead with the program, though officials have declined to provide details, citing security reasons, and said they are "done talking about it."

One applicant from the Tri-Valley School District was approved for this summer's required training, but the state and the district won't identify him or her. Superintendent Mike Lodmel declined to confirm to The Associated Press whether the school sentinel program is even active, saying that the information could give a would-be attacker an advantage.

"We're pretty much done talking about it," Lodmel said. "We really feel we've answered every question we could possibly answer."


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