- Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Board of Regents says it has left many security decisions to the colleges it oversees, but it’s unclear whether each school has a plan for “active shooter” scenarios.

The board says schools have done extensive planning for all emergency situations, but that’s not dictated by policy. At least two schools have held emergency drills.

Eight years after the Virginia Tech massacre prompted tighter campus security measures, some universities make “active shooter” training mandatory for incoming students, while others offer little guidance on what to do if there’s a gunman on the loose, a national review by The Associated Press has found.

South Dakota’s university system includes six public universities, the school for the deaf, and the school for the blind and visually impaired.

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