Harrisburg SD High School was placed on lockdown after the principal suffered a flesh wound from a gunshot allegedly fired by a student KSFY-TV

Harrisburg (S.D.) High School was placed on lockdown after the principal suffered a flesh wound from a gunshot, allegedly fired by a student.

Student shoots and wounds principal at South Dakota high school (with Video)

Principal is recovering from a flesh wound, and the student who allegedly fired a handgun is in custody.

The principal of Harrisburg (S.D.) High School suffered a flesh wound in the arm Wednesday morning after a 16-year-old student fired a weapon at the school.

KSFY-TV reports that Principal Kevin Lein was wounded, but was spared further harm when assistant principal Assistant Principal Ryan Rollinger tackled the student and held him down with help from the athletic director, police said. The shooter is in custody, and no one else was injured.

Police say the student entered the school's main office, and had a physical confrontation with Lein. What led to the confrontation was not disclosed. At some point during the confrontation, the student pulled out a handgun and allegedly shot Lein in the arm. Lein was treated at a local hospital and was reported to be "in very good spirits."

Video from KSFY-TV:

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