Kansas City Summer 2022 Under Threat: Fear & Loathing New Normal

This week some Snapchat jerk in Blue Springs ALLEGEDLY gave us all a glimpse at the future going into the U.S. Midterm election season.

To wit, we ask . . .


I know what option I'd rather take.

Here's a quick look at consequences and po-po advice amid an era of flexing in a nation with more guns than people . . . Wherein only the really angry people say that feel safe . . . But don't seem to be having any fun . . .

Police tell us it doesn’t matter if it’s Snapchat, Instagram, or Facebook making any kind of online threat could be a felony charge.

"Once it goes out it doesn’t come back," said Officer Jack Taylor with Independence police. "It's not harmless, it will get you in trouble and you’re looking at serious consequences."

Joke or not, Taylor says all threats are taken seriously.

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Police say online threats could result in serious charges

Police say any kind of threat towards a person or a place is looked into, and the person who makes the threat could face serious charges. This after Jackson County prosecutors have a charged 19-year-old man in connection with a mass shooting threat that led several school districts to cancel summer school and school activities on Wednesday.

Parents play it safe during Blue Springs threat investigation

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - Many families were so nervous about a mass shooting threat in Blue Springs, they chose to stay home Wednesday until a suspect was arrested. Investigators said a 19-year-old suspect made a terroristic threat of a mass shooting, posting his plans on Snapchat Tuesday night.

'It makes me feel sick': Parents, students share fear surrounding Blue Springs mass shooting threat

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Wednesday, seven districts and other private schools across the Kansas City area canceled summer school classes due to a mass shooting threat that started in Blue Springs. Parents that KSHB 41 News spoke to are frustrated and concerned about when will these threats will end.

Kansas City-area Christian school evacuated, searched after bomb threat Wednesday morning

Students attending summer activities at a Kansas City-area Christian school had to be evacuated Wednesday morning after someone made a bomb threat against the building.

Cavalry Lutheran in Kansas City evacuated after bomb threat Wednesday morning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Cavalry Lutheran Church and School on Wornall Road in Kansas City, Missouri, was evacuated Wednesday morning after a bomb threat was made against the school, according to the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department. There were children inside the school for summer activities at the time of evacuation, police say.

Man arrested for threatening to 'blow up' Worlds of Fun

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) - Jackson County prosecutors charged a man after he is accused of threatening to kill children at the Worlds of Fun amusement park. Jonathan Gregory Smith, 59, of Raytown, Missouri, is charged with first-degree terroristic threat. Court documents show Smith was arrested after police responded to the Hometowne Studios Hotel near Worlds of Fun on Sunday.

Blue Springs parents, community recall trauma from mass shooting threat

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. - The weight of recent violence against schools in the country has been tough for many parents and students to make sense of it. A shooting threat in the Kansas City area prompted seven school districts to cancel summer classes out of an abundance of caution on Wednesday, bringing the issue closer to home.

Security expert weighs in on threats and schools - and new 'hypersensitive environment'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - John Douglass has more than 40 years of law enforcement experience. He served as the police chief in Overland Park and was the director of safety and security for Shawnee Mission Schools. "People will ask whether or not we're just in a hypersensitive environment, and we certainly are, but we need to be," said Douglass.

DHS warns US could see heightened threat of extremist violence heading into midterms

A looming Supreme Court decision on abortion, an increase of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border and the midterm elections are potential triggers for extremist violence over the next six months, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday.Related video above: Get the Facts: Supreme Court on Roe v. WadeThe U.S.

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