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Shots fired near DeLaSalle Education Center graduation Saturday

KCPD
Posted at 6:27 PM, May 18, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shots were fired near a graduation ceremony Saturday in Kansas City, Missouri.

The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department received a report of shots fired near DeLaSalle Education Center, located at 3737 Troost Avenue.

The education center was holding a graduation ceremony at the time, police confirmed.

The shots fired incident did not involve the graduation, and no injuries were reported in the incident, per KCPD.

DeLaSalle later posted a statement on the high school's website commending the swift action of security and police after the celebration was "marred by an unforeseen event."

"Today, a tragic incident occurred during the high school graduation ceremony at DeLaSalle High School. What began as a beautiful day with over 500 families and guests celebrating our largest graduating class in 20 years was marred by an unforeseen event.

"Thanks to the outstanding efforts of the DLS security team and the Kansas City Police Department, no physical harm came to any students, families, or staff attending the graduation. Their swift and professional response ensured the safety of everyone present.

"At this time, we are unable to provide further details regarding the incident.

"DeLaSalle High School prays for the safety of all of Kansas City, and our thoughts are with the community during this difficult time."
Erin Wilmore, principal of DeLaSalle High School

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