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McLaughlin High School and Middle School

McLaughlin High School and Middle School

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  • Date Posted: May 4, 2014
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  • Address: 601 Main Street, McLaughlin, SD 57642, USA

McLaughlin, South Dakota

McLaughlin High School

History and Demographics of McLaughlin, South Dakota:

McLaughlin is located in Corson County, South Dakota. It is the largest city in the Standing Rock Indian Reservation with 775 people. The Standing Rock Indian Reservation is a Dakota and Lakota reservation with the sixth largest land-area of any Indian Reservation in the United States.

The city is named after James McLaughlin, a United States Indian Service Agent who is buried in McLaughlin.

Ghosts and Hauntings at the McLaughlin High School in McLaughlin, South, Dakota:

The McLaughlin High School is said to be haunted by a janitor. Janitorial ghosts are fairly common, it seems, throughout the United States. Tales of janitors falling from high places, or dropping dead while vaccuming are common at public schools in every state. In McLaughlin, the ghostly janitor is said to have passed over after slipping on the wet floor near the pool. Now his ghost is eternally mopping hallways at McLaughlin High School.

The ghost of a P.E. teacher/coach has also been reported at McLaughlin High School. He is eternally bouncing basketballs and the disembodied sounds of bouncing balls apparently happens when the lights are turned out in the gym. From time to time real bouncing basketballs apparently will materialize and smack into people who are standing in the dark in the gym at McLaughlin High School.


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Wikipedia (2011). Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Retrieved January 27, 2011 from

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