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Oak Park vs. Staley boys basketball district title game moved from North Kansas City High School

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Posted at 3:08 PM, Mar 04, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-04 23:11:46-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Class 6, District 8 basketball district championship game between Oak Park and Staley high schools has been moved from North Kansas City High School.

It had been scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday at NKC High School, but it will now be played at 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Winnetonka High School.

Staley beat NKC High School on the Hornets' home floor in a MSHSAA district semifinal Saturday before gunfire erupted outside the school as the game was ending.

Two people, a student at NKC High School and an adult, were injured in the shooting.

A spokesperson for North Kansas City School District said the game was moved in light of the shooting.

"NKC Schools is focused on providing a safe, welcoming atmosphere for all attendees at the district championship games, the spokesperson said in an email. "While NKCHS is safe, it’s important that we allow the Northtown community time to heal, process, and connect this week. They will return to hosting events in the near future."

North Kansas City police have not provided an update about suspects in the shooting or what led to the violence.

Oak Park High School posted on X, formerly Twitter, that limited tickets to the game will be available.