KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Suspicious Person In SF, False Alarm



Bookmark and Share

On Friday, multiple police responded to five public schools in Sioux Falls, following a call about a suspicious person carrying a weapon near 38th street and Phillips.

 

Turns out, there was no weapon; the suspected person was carrying a pool cue with a shoulder strap on it.

 

The police and school district both agreed that you can never be too cautious when responding to an incident that could have potentially been dangerous and parents said they feel safe, following officials’ decision to guard the schools until the area was all clear.

 

"I was so thankful that somebody called in and that the police were here," said Mathiesen.

 

Anne Mathiesen, with her two kids in tow, said she was nervous when she first heard a suspicious person with a weapon, was in the area of her kid's school, and even though the incident turned out to be a false alarm, the quick actions of police and school authorities, make her feel at ease.

 

"They responded so well, it was great practice for the future," said Mathiesen.

 

"We're just going to assume it's the worst, until they resolve the situation," said Christensen.

 

Tara Christensen, a parent and teacher at Lincoln High School said people should never be too cautious, especially if something seems out of place.

 

"I would encourage anybody if they see anything suspicious to always report it," said Christensen.

 

Police said it's not illegal to carry a weapon in the public, as long as it's not concealed, however, officials do consider it unusual.

 

"It's certainly going to raise people's suspicions, especially this day in age, people are going to be more heightened or concerned about something like that, if they somebody with a shotgun or a rifle, they're going to call police," said Clemens.

 

Luckily in this case, there was no gun; the person of interest was simply carrying around a pool cue, a misunderstanding police don't regret responding to with major police power.

 

"We would rather respond to an incident and have it be nothing then not being called and having to try and pick up the pieces afterwards," said Clemens.

 

Response Mathiesen agreed shows police being pro-active.

 

"Even though there more wonderful people in this world, there are those few that are unstable and uncalculated and I don't think you can ever be too careful," said Mathiesen.

 

School district officials said Friday was an example of communicating with the police department, responding to potential threats, putting plans into action and ultimately, making sure students are safe.

 

Police have been in contact with the man with the pool cue he, of course, did not do anything illegal and is not facing any charges.

 

< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

South Dakota Students Score Well On ACT Exam

South Dakota students continue to score above the national average on the ACT ...

Neunaber's Father Died Of Natural Causes

(KTIV) The Plymouth County Sheriff released the autopsy findings that say ...

Rapid City Teacher Faces Child Porn Charges

A middle school teacher in Rapid City has been charged with possessing ...

Uranium Mine Hearings Continue In Rapid City  Aug. 20

Man Convicted Of Murdering 2 People In Sioux City  Aug. 20

Man With 200 Bags Of Heroin Sentenced To Prison  Aug. 20

Rapid City Arena Plan Might Include Fire Stations  Aug. 20

Howes Man Fined $10K For Killing Bald Eagle  Aug. 20

Volunteer Fair Offers Ways To Get Involved   story with video  Aug. 20

Dozens Gather For Ferguson Rally In SF  story with video  Aug. 19

Parks Board Approves Alcohol Ban   Aug. 19

Ex-Prosecutor Pleads Not Guilty To Rape Charges  Aug. 19

Daycare Provider Faces Child Abuse Charges  story with video  Aug. 19

SD: 90 % Of Students Finished High School  Aug. 19

Iowa Boy Accused Of Severely Injuring Dog  Aug. 19

Dems Call For Daugaard, Rounds Subpoenas  Aug. 19

Sioux Falls Construction To Build Indoor Pool  Aug. 19

Tea Fire Dept. Deals With Lack Of Hydrants  story with video  Aug. 19

SFPD Release Casino Robbery Surveillance  Aug. 19

Day Care Provider Charged For Injuring Boy  Aug. 19

KDLT News Archive
     

Day Care Provider Charged For Injuring Boy

Police in Sioux Falls say a day care provider is facing a ...

Daycare Provider Faces Child Abuse Charges  story with video

A Sioux Falls home daycare provider is facing felony ...

Teens Plead Guilty In Fatal SF Shooting

Two teens involved in the December 2013 fatal shooting ...

Dozens Gather For Ferguson Rally In SF  story with video  Aug. 19

Dems Call For Daugaard, Rounds Subpoenas  Aug. 19

Man Gets Life For Killing Pregnant Girlfriend  Aug. 19

Iowa Boy Accused Of Severely Injuring Dog  Aug. 19

Tea Fire Dept. Deals With Lack Of Hydrants  story with video  Aug. 19

KDLT News Archive
     

Birds go extras behind Kirby-Jones HR's  story with video

A. J. Kirby-Jones continued his power surge with 2 more HR's Tuesday night at the ...

MMA Fights finally come to South Dakota  story with video

Quietly, South Dakota and Sioux Falls has been an MMA hotbed. ...

Kluwe, Vikings Reach Settlement To Avert Lawsuit

Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says he's reached a ...

Softball season is underway  story with video  Aug. 18

Talcott adds amateur title to resume  story with video  Aug. 18

Wynot Clutch Late To Dethrone Defending B Champ Alexandria  story with video  Aug. 17

Renner Does It The Hard Way To Defend Title  story with video  Aug. 17

Winnipeg White Washes Canaries  story with video  Aug. 17

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top