School shooting thwarted with potential shooter taken into custody

Shawnee Mission West High School reported threats from a recent graduate

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(KSHB) – Authorities in Overland Park, Kansas say they’ve thwarted a potential school shooting.

Summer school students at Shawnee Mission West High School reported threats from a recent graduate.

John Douglass, head of security for Shawnee Mission School District, says rifles and shotguns were ready with ammunition only a block away from Shawnee Mission West High School, but the potential shooter was taken into custody on school grounds without incident.

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