Weapon found on student at Center High School

Posted at 4:59 PM, Dec 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-03 18:47:18-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A weapon was found in a student's backpack at Center High School on Wednesday, according to a district spokesperson.

Center High School then sent a letter to parents about the incident.

According to the letter, administration learned of the weapon and coordinated with Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department officers. Administration then began an investigation into the incident that is still ongoing.

"Once the investigation has been completed, we will implement any pertinent board policies related to this situation," the letter said.

The school let parents know they could help by encouraging students to report information to school staff and sharing facts about what happened to "minimize rumors that could disrupt the learning environment of [the] school."

"Our school district takes all reports seriously and will continue to do everything we can to provide a safe school environment," the letter said.

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