Today Olathe East students returned to school and local media stressed happy news rather than offering any real insight into the circumstances surrounding an ADULT who is now confronted with serious school shooting charges.
A media highlight that stands out in this discussion, even if it has been buried . . .
"Online records show he has a previous conviction for aggravated robbery. His attorney in that case declined to comment."
Credit to local sports talker KK who offered his hot take . . .
"The 18 year old that took a gun to Olathe East and shot a police officer and Athletic Director had a serious, prior criminal conviction. So why was he even allowed in school, and how in the world was he allowed to participate in sports?"
Our blog community talked about this over the weekend and here's a a comment that stands out amid all the chatter . . .
"(ALLEGED) Shooter completed 6 months probation in December 2020 for an aggravated robbery.
"Yet, he was a member of the Olathe East HS football team.
"This is exactly how some criminal professional athletes get started. Because they have desired athletic skills, high schools and universities bend the rules, pamper them, and enable their bad behavior. You see the results every year in the NFL."
Accordingly, this provides a BETTER talking point than so much anti-gun chatter that doesn't really offer a solution without Constitutional implications.
Meanwhile, schools don't need sketchy legislation to examine the privileges that talented athletes enjoy over other students.
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Olathe East Shooter had Prior, KU Wins Big 12, KSU and MU Coaches on Way Out, $6000 Garage Giveaway!
The 18 year old that took a gun to Olathe East and shot a police officer and Athletic Director had a serious, prior criminal conviction. So why was he even allowed in school, and how in the world was he allowed to participate in sports? KU wins the ...
MISSION, Kan. - An 18-year-old football player was charged Saturday in a shooting that wounded an administrator and a school resource officer at a suburban Kansas City high school. The Johnson County prosecutor's office announced Saturday that Jaylon Desean Elmore is charged with attempted capital murder in the shooting Friday at Olathe East High School.
OLATHE, Kan. - Days after an 18-year-old student is accused of shooting an administrator and school resource officer at Olathe East High School, students and staff returned to the building and were welcomed by members of the community. Parents with signs showing support for the Olathe East community stood outside as they walked in to the building.
OLATHE, Kan. - Amy Carter and her daughter Izzy are still trying to make sense of Friday's tragedy at Olathe East High School . One weekend is not long enough to process everything , but it has been a safe place for them to start.
Students at Olathe East High School are trying to come to terms with an exchange of gunfire that injured three people Friday morning . Junior Allison Schmideskamp recalled the moment when she found out her school was in lockdown. Schmideskamp said an announcement came over the school intercom telling teachers to check their emails.
You decide . . .