School authorities, law enforcement respond to report of man with gun

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A man was apprehended and arrested Friday after law enforcement received a report that he had a weapon on school property.

Verle Janis, 36, of Timber Lake was taken into custody by Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe officers about an hour after the initial report.

The school was in lock down during the incident.

CRST Police Chief Chuck LeCompte confirmed on Monday that Janis was released Saturday after posting bond in tribal court. He said both tribal and federal investigations of the incident are underway.


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