Olathe Northwest High School was on lockdown after a gun was found in a backpack on campus. The lockdown was lifted shortly after 4 p.m. Read more at m.kshb.com/2fXk6Ku
Olathe Northwest High School is on lockdown on Thursday, December 1, 2016. Olathe police said they received a report of a handgun at the school.
OLATHE, Kan. - The lockdown has been lifted at Olathe Northwest High School.
Olathe police said around 2:30 p.m. a janitor found a backpack with a gun in it in a bathroom. This prompted the lockdown.
Police believe they have identified the student who brought the gun to school, but they don't have the student in custody. Police said they don't believe the student is a threat.
The school district updated parents via email throughout the lockdown.
Schools that were previously on restricted dismissal can now dismiss.
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