Lawrence High School was under lockdown Monday morning after a report that a student may have a weapon on campus. Officers later found a pellet gun at a nearby park.
Lawrence police Thursday morning were investigating a reported bomb threat at Billy Mills Middle School, according to emails from administrators.
The Lawrence Police Department received a call regarding an active shooter at Free State High School Wednesday morning, but it was a hoax call, according to a news release from the department.
West Middle School students have evacuated the building as a safety precaution “following a report of a written threat that could be considered a bomb threat left on a technology device yesterday,” according to the school district.
A report that a student threatened to bring a gun to West Middle School was investigated overnight and determined to be a “rumor,” according to the Lawrence school district.
Derek Schmidt and Laura Kelly do agree on the need for mental health services, but not all policy ideas align.
A Free State High School student was taken into custody after a report that they had made a comment on Friday about “shooting up the school” on Tuesday.
Just a week into the school year, Lawrence school district administrators have been working with police to investigate two reports of alleged threatening comments made by students at West Middle School and Lawrence High School.
Although Lawrence school board members spoke highly about the Lawrence police officers serving as SROs, some have voiced concerns about the potential for students whose mental health may be struggling to interact with the criminal justice system — particularly at the middle school level.
Lawrence Public Schools leaders will host several community forums this month to discuss school safety.
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