Leaders of Kansas’ three government branches coalesce behind quest to fix mental health crisis

The 2022 Kansas Mental Health Summit, the first of its kind in Kansas, brought together more than 600 in-person and online registrants. The roster included judges, legislators, attorneys, court services officers, community corrections officers and representatives from the executive branch, mental and medical health disciplines, law enforcement and first responders.

Lawrence schools see wave of alleged threats, alleged false reports of violence; police investigating another threat late Monday

Recent incidents and their aftermath at Billy Mills Middle School have some families on edge with concerns about student safety. On top of that, students at two other middle schools allegedly made false reports of a shooting and a threat on Monday, and police were investigating a threat to a Lawrence elementary school Monday night.