Sioux Falls School District Finds a Load Gun

A custodian with the Sioux Falls School District has been arrested in connection with the handgun found at the Career and Technical Education Academy on Friday. 

Joseph Croal, 25, of Sioux Falls, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm in a school and false reporting to law enforcement.

Police say they were called to the school Friday night where they found a gun near a bathroom. Following a weekend long investigating, police arrested Croal.


Authorities did not say why Croal allegedly brought the gun, but say they don't believe there was any threat to students or school safety.

"We think it was just some bad decisions on this employee's part and we don't believe there was any threat at any time to student safety," Captain Blaine Larson said. 

Superintendent Dr. Brian Maher says if the allegations against Croal are true, his employment could be terminated.