Olathe East High School administrator, officer and shot, student arrested

After several hours of confinement, the students begin to reunite with their families. The suspect, an 18-year-old student from Olathe East, was shot and injured.

A school administrator and a resource officer were injured in a shooting at Olathe East High School on Friday morning. The suspect is an 18-year-old student at Olathe East.

The suspect was shot and killed by the school resource officer, according to a press conference held Friday afternoon by the Olathe Police Department. For the moment, there is no active threat and the three injured are in stable condition.

According to the police, no injured students were reported.

sergeant. Joel Yeldell, public information officer for the Olathe Police Department, said the department received a call shortly after 10:30 a.m. that shots had been fired at the high school. He said an incident occurred between a student and an administrator in the school office.

“I’m in the same boat as all of you, and the parents here at Olathe to be shocked by this incident,” Yeldell said. “But I am also, at the same time, grateful to report that our SRO did this work and were injured as a result, and we have no injured students at this time other than the suspect.”

Families find their children

Students walking or being picked up by parents will be transported to California Trail Middle School, located at 13775 West 133rd Street, according to Olathe Schools.

Bus riders will be sent home from Pioneer Trail Middle School, located at 15100 West 127th Street.

The district tweeted, “Learner drivers will be released on a staggered basis and escorted to their vehicles. “Special education bus riders will return home on Olathe East buses as usual.”

Keicia Stillman and her 14-year-old freshman daughter Kamryn were among the first to be reunited. Another girl, a freshman, hadn’t arrived yet.

“I’m not letting them go. They’re not going anywhere. See that hook? When she got off the bus, I checked her whole body,” Stillman said. “I’m so glad I started crying when I got her off the bus, I almost jumped on her.”

Brian Koester, the father of an elderly person from Olathe East, said his daughter called him immediately after the shooting. Koester’s daughter said she was in the next room when she heard six shots.

“I mean, it’s crazy, you see it all the time,” Koester said. “I mean, thank God, I hope the people who were shot don’t die because of this.” But, thank God, it was as limited as it was.

Austin Henry, a freshman at Olathe East, said he chose not to attend school this morning.

“When I woke up this morning I assumed something had happened or something.” I am not sure. I just didn’t. “Something was wrong,” observed Henry. “And I was like, ‘Mom, maybe I just need to sleep and I’ll be fine.’ And when I wake up, the cops are rushing down the street to (Olathe) East.

Scott Goodman, parent of a 15-year-old in Olathe East, said he usually doesn’t want his daughter to have her phone at school. But he said it’s times like this that he’s glad she does.

“I’m just glad no kids were hurt because it always seems like a kid gets hurt in these shootings,” Goodman said. “The last thing you want is for someone’s life to be cut short like this, before it’s even started.”

Counseling services for students and staff will be available at California Trail Middle School and Pioneer Trail Middle School until 7 p.m. Friday, depending on the district.

“Our thoughts are with the entire Olathe East High School community today,” Kansas Governor Laura Kelly tweeted just before noon. “We are closely monitoring the situation on the ground and are in communication with law enforcement.” “Our gratitude goes to the SRO who risked their lives to protect our children from harm today,” tweeted Ron Ryckman, Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives. “Please join me in keeping this

Special Agents from the Kansas City Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are at the scene to assist in the investigation.

Martha K. Merrill