Bullet found in Yeager Hall

Jordan Rusche, Co-Editor-in-Chief (She/Her)

A piece of ammunition was found in Yeager Hall Friday, Jan. 13 and was removed by University Police Department officers, according to university officials.

Mike Lockrem, University Marketing and Communications director, said the .22 caliber bullet was found on the floor in the hallway of Yeager. UPD was contacted to dispose of the round.

“UPD came over, removed the ammunition, looked around the building, found nothing suspicious and is in possession of that round,” Lockrem said.

According to South Dakota State University’s policy on dangerous weapons and firearms, “possession of firearms or other dangerous weapons and ammunition on University premises is prohibited unless authorized by the University President, or designee.”

UPD offers firearms storage services but does not accept ammunition.

There have only been four weapons law violations at SDSU since 2019 according to the 2022 Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports. All four violations took place on public property adjacent to campus.

Lockrem said there are no suspects tied to the stray ammunition and believes it was a “random incident.”

“There’s nothing to indicate that it wasn’t that,” he said. “Again, nothing suspicious. (UPD) did the sweep … and ensured everyone’s safety.”