High school student opens fire on school administrator and resource officer before officer shoots him – Crime Online

A Kansas high school student opened fire in an office at Olathe East High School on Friday morning, wounding an administrator and a school resource officer, who in turn shot the suspect.

Olanthe Police Sgt. Joel Yendell said the incident began with a confrontation between the administrator and the student, according to the Kansas City Star.

Yendell said Olathe police learned of the shooting when the school resource officer radioed that he, the administrator and the 18-year-old suspect had been shot.

All three were taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Officials said Friday afternoon that the administrator and officer had been released and the third suspect remained hospitalized in critical condition but was expected to survive, KMBC reported.

Authorities said they believe the suspect was a student at the school but have no further information, including what led to the shooting or what type of firearm was used.

The school was placed on immediate lockdown following the 10:30 a.m. shooting. Students were kept in classrooms while police secured the building.

“Uh, that was crazy. We didn’t know what was going on,” junior Paige Schmideskamp told KMBC.

The students were eventually bused to two colleges, where they were then bused to their homes or parents could pick them up.

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[Featured image: Screenshot from Kansas City Star video]

Martha K. Merrill