Police use stun gun on teen with knife at Shawnee Mission West

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Overland Park, Kan ., police tased a 14-year-old student who pulled out a knife at Shawnee Mission West High School on Thursday.

According to law enforcement officials, the teen boy pulled out the weapon while in the principal's office around 11:10 a.m. He did not threaten to harm anyone else.

A school resource officer asked the boy to drop the knife several times, but he refused, according to police. When Overland Park Police officers arrived to the scene, they used the stun gun to disarm him.

The teen was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. No one else was hurt.

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The Shawnee Mission School District addressed the incident in a phone message to parents Thursday afternoon. In the recording, they said the front office was briefly shut down during the situation, and commended school staff for following emergency plans. 

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