The first South Dakota school district to allow approved employees to carry guns appears to be moving ahead with the program - but officials have declined to provide details.

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 the trainee.

Superintendent Mike Lodmel declined to provide details to The Associated Press about the school sentinel program or even confirm it's active. He said the information could give a would-be attacker an advantage.

Both the district and the attorney general's office, which conducted the applicant's 80-hour training, declined to release most details requested. They cited exemptions in South Dakota's public records law.