A Sioux Falls parent is questioning the timing of training taking place this week by the SWAT team.
Sioux Falls Police, the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Department and the South Dakota Highway Patrol are taking part in exercises led by a trainer from the Los Angeles Police Department.
SWAT team members like to train inside abandoned homes and businesses because those locations provide a real-life emergency scenario.
The team is planning a training exercise Friday at a vacant home across the street from Mark Twain Elementary. They've notified the school about the exercise but one mother says that's not good enough.
Sonya Engels' daughter attends 4th grade at Mark Twain. She says the training should not take place while school is in session because some kids could become upset at the site of officers storming a house across the street from them with their guns drawn.
Perry Groten hears about other concerns Engels has and from the SWAT team about what measures they take to ensure the safety of everyone in the neighborhood, tonight on KELOLAND News.