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Modified Lockdown On O'Gorman Campus

September 11, 2012, 6:01 PM by Peggy Moyer

Modified Lockdown On O'Gorman Campus
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Eight hundred students were in class Tuesday on the O’Gorman middle and high school campus when police evacuated businesses near the hair salon where the shooting took place.

You could see where police have 41st Street blocked off from the parking lot of O'Gorman High School. About 1:15 Tuesday afternoon, police suggested school administrators put the building on modified lockdown. Principal Kyle Groos says the school took their advice.

"We practice lockdowns. We practice a full lockdown so when we get to a modified lockdown like this, it's even quicker for us to get into that mode," O'Gorman High School principal Kyle Groos said.

Perimeter doors are locked, but classes continue as scheduled during a modified lockdown. Administrators communicated with parents to let them know of the situation and that students were not in any immediate danger.

"I feel very good in terms of how our staff handled it. Our students handled it well. Very cooperative, the police department that we have here, the school resource officers, they've done a great job in helping us in terms of ushering students out to their cars and back if need be before heading out for an activity," Groos said.

At 2:30 p.m., O'Gorman administrators were given the all clear to dismiss students at the end of the day as usual.

Students going to activities out of town were allowed to board the buses on the back side of the building while the schools were under the modified lockdown.

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