Meadowbrook Elementary School Principal arrested for aggravated assault

RAPID CITY S.D. – According to the Rapid City Police Department, the principal of Meadowbrook Elementary School in Rapid City has been arrested for aggravated assault.

Police have arrested 49-year-old Daniel Janklow of Rapid City for an alleged assault which occurred on Feb. 16.

According to a press release from the RCPD, on Feb. 16, police responded to a house in the 1100 block of Hyland drive in Rapid City for an incident regarding an assault involving a gun. No one was injured, but the victim said Janklow displayed a gun in a threatening manner.

Janklow was arrested on Feb. 25 and placed at the Pennington County Jail.

Police say the incident did not involve students or the school environment.

“We are grateful for our working relationship with the Rapid City Area School District as collaboration is crucial during active investigations,” said Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris. “Safety for the community is a shared goal of both the Rapid City Police Department and the School District, and we are glad the investigation resulted in a peaceful resolution.”

In a statement to NewsCenter1, Rapid City Area School said, “As always, student and staff safety are, and will remain, of paramount importance. With that in mind, we want to make it clear that Mr. Janklow has not had contact with students since January 28th, when he went on leave for a reason unrelated to the police investigation. Rapid City Area Schools Human Resources staff are conducting an independent investigation, which is standard operating procedure. Currently, Mr. Janklow is on administrative leave. We cannot comment further on the criminal charges, nor will we comment on our investigation as this is a personnel matter.”

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