Student transported to hospital following active shooter situation in Hettinger

Reports of a student in Adams County walking into school Monday morning and firing a gun inside the building have been confirmed by law enforcement. Additional details emerging.

Reports of a student walking into Hettinger Public School at approximately 11:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, and firing a gun have been confirmed by law enforcement. Additional details emerging. (Dickinson Press File Photo)

Emergency services were immediately dispatched at approximately 11:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 4, to the Hettinger Public School due to a student active shooter incident.

The student involved in the shooting has been taken for emergency medical treatment and their status at this time is unknown, according to the Adams County Sheriff's Office.

"The incident involved one student and no other students, faculty or staff were involved. Emergency Services immediately responded with the Adams County sheriff, Hettinger County sheriff, North Dakota Highway Patrol, Hettinger Fire Department and West River Health Services Ambulance all sending personnel," the statement read.

Emergency lockdown procedures were immediately implemented with all students, faculty and staff sheltering in place. No other students, faculty or staff were injured during the incident. All students have been accounted for and have been discharged to family members. All faculty and staff have been accounted for.

Further inquiries can be directed to Adams County Public Information Officer Aaron Roseland at 701-567-2530.


Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

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