Bomb threat causes early release at NEHS

Posted September 19, 2012 at 8:26 am

By Michael Bushnell
Northeast News
September 19, 2012


A Kansas City Police Department officer enters the front entrance of Northeast High School with a bomb sniffing dog. Michael Bushnell

Classes were cancelled today at Northeast High School after a bomb threat was called in to 911 earlier this morning.

According to KCPS Superintendent Dr. Stephen Green, an anonymous call was placed to 911 earlier this morning stating a bomb was hidden inside Northeast High School.

“We immediately cancelled classes for the day,” said Green as he conferred with school district officials and Kansas City police outside the high school. “Student safety is our primary concern in these cases.”

Green noted there was no prior indication to indicate anything amiss at the school that would lead to such a threat being called in. KCPD’s K9 unit arrived on the scene about 7:20 this morning and were sweeping the school searching for any suspicious material.

Students were being held outside on the practice field and in the adjoining Markey-Peters gym while school buses were re-routed back to the school and parents were notified about the cancellation.

 

Kansas City Public Schools officials stand in front of Northeast High School, discussing the situation. Michael Bushnell

NEHS staff and students are evacuated to a practice field. Michael Bushnell