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Kansas City, Missouri, police officer injured Monday in assault at Southeast High School

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Posted at 8:32 PM, Feb 05, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-06 13:58:26-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri, police officer was assaulted Monday at Southeast High School.

The KCPD school resource officer was injured and taken to a hospital after an altercation involving students, according to a Kansas City, Missouri, Public Schools spokesperson.

No information on his condition was immediately available.

"As always, the safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority," the KCPS spokesperson said in a statement. "We take matters such as these extremely seriously, and we have implemented heightened security measures to ensure the safety of everyone at our school."

A subject of interest was arrested, police said.

The case is under investigation.

The decades-old school is located at 3500 East Meyer Boulevard.

"Our prayers go out to the officer, the officer’s family, and KCPD during this difficult time," the spokesperson said. "We will not tolerate any actions at KCPS that put any of our students, staff or visitors at risk."