Kansas City-area school district cancels summer school due to ‘unspecific mass shooting’ threat

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A Missouri school district said Tuesday night that it was closing its summer school on Wednesday due to an “unspecific mass shooting” threat and that the FBI was investigating.

“Safety is our top priority, and we are committed to telling you what we can when we can,” the district wrote in a Facebook post. “The Blue Springs Police Department has alerted the FBI to a possible threat related to an unspecific mass shooting. The FBI has confirmed that the individual in question, whose whereabouts are unknown, is dangerous.”

Daniel Young Elementary School is in the Blue Springs School District.
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The district, in Blue Springs, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City, said the closure was out of an abundance of caution, adding, “We believe the best course of action is to close our summer school sites and all school programs until further notice.

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The district said it knows the closure will be “a burden on many of our families and we ask for your understanding and flexibility as we continue to keep our students, staff and schools safe.”

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He indicated that another update would come on Wednesday evening.

No further details were given about the threat.

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FILE- The Blue Springs School District said it was canceling classes Wednesday on a "plenty of caution."

FILE – The Blue Springs School District said it was canceling classes Wednesday out of “an excess of caution.”
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The decision comes weeks after 19 children and two teachers were killed in a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, after an 18-year-old with an AR-15 walked into a classroom. class on a Tuesday morning and started filming.

A week earlier, 10 people were killed in a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.

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