Quick Legal Facts
Not an issue.
The possession of a "dangerous weapon," which can include a knife, on school grounds by someone not licensed is prohibited.
Major Cities with Knife Ordinances:
Not aware of any.
South Dakota does not restrict any type of knife, knife sale or whether a knife is carried openly or concealed.
There are no prohibited knives in South Dakota. A statewide prohibition as to switchblade knives was repealed in 2006.
Not an issue. There are no general limitations on the carrying of knives concealed or openly carried.
In 2013, the state of South Dakota implemented a school sentinel program, which allows for certain persons trained and licensed to have weapons on school grounds. 13-64-1. The possession of a “dangerous weapon,” which can include a knife, on school grounds by someone not licensed is prohibited.