Unloaded gun found at Lee's Summit North

Anonymous tip on website alerts district officials

February 15, 2018 - 5:49 pm

A gun was found Thursday at Lee's Summit North High School.   In a letter to parents, the district said the gun was unloaded and the student did not have any ammunition.  

The school found out about the gun thanks to an anonymous tip on the SafeSchools Alert website.  High school administrators along with the school resource officer immediately tracked down the student, who turned over the weapon.

The letter says the student didn't appear to have any intentions to hurt or threaten anyone.

Police confirmed that they took two juveniles into custody.


The letter parents received is below:

Dear Bronco Families,

We wanted to share information with you today about an incident occurring at our school. Early in the afternoon, we received an anonymous tip via our SafeSchools Alert website that one of our students may have brought a gun to school. School administration and our school resource officer immediately acted on this tip and made contact with the student. The student turned over the gun, which was not loaded, to our school resource officer. Additionally, the student did not possess ammunition. We are continuing to work with Lee’s Summit Police to investigate this incident; however, at this time it appears that the student did not have any intention to threaten or harm others. In addition to contacting the Police Department, the student is going through our school disciplinary processes. Due to student confidentiality, we cannot share any information about discipline involved.

I want to praise the individual who submitted the anonymous tip, our assistant principals, and our school resource officer for their handling of this situation. The process worked in keeping our students safe.

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