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North Kansas City High School placed on lockdown after authorities receive tip of threat

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Posted at 2:26 PM, Sep 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-15 15:26:26-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — North Kansas City High School was placed on lockdown for 15 minutes Thursday afternoon after authorities received a tip about a threat against the school.

A spokesperson for the district said the threat came from a phone number outside of the area.

Authorities advised the school to implement lockdown protocol.

During the lockdown, law enforcement searched the school building to ensure an all-clear.

"We take all reports of threats and concerns seriously as safety is our number one priority," the district said in a letter to families. "Additional security will be present during dismissal."

Details surrounding the threat weren't immediately available.