With all school shootings, the most important thing for a low-rent blogger is not to add to the confusion or interfere with the po-po in any way.
Accordingly, it's better to roundup newsworthy deets than to get anything wrong.
And so we waited until the dust settled on this story and now share some of the reporting.
Here are the basics . . .
Police said a student suspect shot a school
resource officer and an administrator before the officer shot the
student. All three were injured but are expected to be OK. The student
was taken into custody.
Amid the chaos, approximately 2,000 Olathe East students went on lockdown in the building.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news links . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A recording of police scanner traffic captured the moment the school resource officer at Olathe East High School radioed for help from fellow officers following a shooting Friday morning. The officer, a school administrator and the student suspect were all shot and injured.
A school administrator and resource officer were injured in a shooting Friday morning at Olathe East High School. The suspect, an 18-year-old male student at Olathe East, is in custody. At a news conference Friday afternoon, Olathe Police Department reported that the suspect was shot by the school resource officer.
"Um, it was insane. We didn't know what was going on," junior Paige Schmideskamp said."There were a bunch of rumors, but we never truly knew what was, like, correct, and we were just in lockdown for two hours and didn't know what was right or what was wrong," said junior Allison Schmideskamp.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A faculty member and a school resource officer were shot Friday at Olathe East High School, a spokesperson from the Olathe Police Department told KSHB 41. The circumstances around the shooting are unknown, along with the condition of those shot.
'I've been shot': Olathe East school resource officer radios for help after shooting inside school office
"I've been shot."Chilling audio from Olathe, Kansas, police dispatch includes a school resource officer at Olathe East High School calling for help after a shooting inside the school's office.During that dispatch call, the officer requests help."I've been shot, inside the principal's office."Dispatchers can be heard saying an officer needs assistance as a number of crews scrambled to get to Olathe East.At one point, the officer said he has applied a tourniquet to his own injuries and updated that two others are wounded."Suspect, I believe, has been shot," the officer can be heard saying.
OLATHE, Kan. - A student resource officer, school administrator, and an 18-year-old student are all expected to recover following a shooting at Olathe East High School Friday morning. The Olathe Police Department credited the injured SRO for making sure the situation didn't get any worse. Emergency audio from Broadcastify show the actions of the SRO.
Olathe police, parents and the community were trying to make sense of a violent morning at Olathe East High School that ended with three people being shot.A police spokesman said officers received a report just after 10:30 a.m. of a shooting in a principal's office.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Olathe East High School parents and students are expressing relief after being reunited following a shooting at the school that left three injured. The shooting happened Friday morning and injured a student, administrator and school student resource officer. The student is the suspect in the initial incident.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Olathe police released additional details in a Friday morning shooting at Olathe East High School that left three people injured. According to the department, a school resource officer later identified as Erik Clark , responded to the school's main office for an administrative matter.
OLATHE, Kan. - Hundreds of Olathe families are happy to be reunited Friday after a frantic day. Three people, including the suspect, were shot at Olathe East High School. The Olathe Police Department said an 18-year-old student shot a school resource officer and a school administrator in the office area.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Another school community is now forced to reflect on violence after three people were shot during an altercation Friday at Olathe East High School. Around 10:30 a.m. on Friday, the school resource officer working at the high school radioed to dispatch asking for help after he'd been shot.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Olathe community came together Friday evening to take a moment to pause and reflect on a shooting that happened at Olathe East High School . Students, staff and others gathered at the Overland Park Church of Christ. KSHB 41 News reporter Dan Cohen reported about three dozen students and parents at the vigil.
OLATHE, Kan. - Officials have identified the school resource officer injured Friday in a shooting at Olathe East High School. An 18-year-old student shot SRO Erik Clark and an unidentified school administrator after sources tell FOX4 the student was called to the office area over suspicions he had a gun.
U.S. senator, state political leaders torn by school shooting at Olathe high school - Kansas Reflector
TOPEKA - State and federal officials and the Olathe schools superintendent responded to shootings Friday at Olathe East High School with a mixture of shock at reality of the armed incursion and a sense of relief a school resource officer was present to intervene.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the hours following a shooting at Olathe East High School , the community is reacting and offering support . For students feeling distressed or just looking for someone to talk to, the Johnson County Mental Health Center posted its crisis line - 913-268-0156.
LEAWOOD, Kan. - Many of those impacted by Friday's shooting at Olathe East High School are leaning on prayer for support and comfort. Church of the Resurrection, which is church home to around 20,000 parishioners in the Kansas City metro, has often extended a hand to the community during challenging times.
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