Suspect in custody after mass shooting threat closes KC-area schools

Blue Springs School District.
Blue Springs School District.(Via the Blue Springs School District on Facebook)
Published: Jun. 15, 2022 at 7:30 AM CDT
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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update 9 a.m. The suspect in the threat made to the Blue Springs School District is in custody, according to the Blue Springs Police Department.

The department said they received a call Tuesday morning about a mass shooting threat made on Snapchat.

At least seven Kansas City-area school districts have canceled summer school classes Wednesday over a mass shooting threat against the Blue Springs district. Reports indicate that the FBI has confirmed the suspect’s whereabouts are unknown but the threat is credible.

As of 7:30 Wednesday morning, seven districts have canceled Wednesday classes: Blue Springs, Independence, Lee’s Summit, Fort Osage, Grain Valley, Odessa and Lone Jack.

In a Facebook post late Tuesday evening, the Blue Springs School District said the Blue Springs Police Department alerted the FBI to the threat. The district said another update would be provided at or before 7 p.m. Wednesday with additional information.

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