UPDATE: Shelter in place order lifted at Harrisburg School District

Published: Oct. 21, 2020 at 7:37 AM CDT
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HARRISBURG, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - UPDATE, 10:15 a.m.: A shelter in place order at Harrisburg High School has been lifted after authorities made an arrest in the incident that prompted the order.

The district began Wednesday by sheltering in place after receiving word from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office that they were searching for an armed suspect in connection to a home invasion.

The suspect was arrested around 9:30 a.m. School officials say the shelter in place order was lifted shortly after when deputies notified them that the threat was over.

Harrisburg School District leaders sent out a text message Wednesday morning to inform parents about a home invasion the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

School officials are leaving it up to parents to decide if they want to send their kids to school. All buildings will start the day by sheltering in place after students are inside. That means exterior doors will be locked. Absences will be excused.

Bus routes will run as normal for the schools. This decision to start the day with a shelter-in-place is because of a suspect who allegedly broke into a home Wednesday morning, fired a gun at the homeowner and then ran.

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