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Local school on lockdown after threat

KMBC TV reports that a lockdown and extra security measures are in place Thursday morning at Académie Lafayette where a teacher found a threatening note.

As students arrive Thursday, staff members will examine every backpack, tote bag and every pocket of every coat of each student to ensure a safe school day.

The Head of School addressed a letter to parents saying a staff member found a note at the middle school campus written by a student that said the student wanted a shotgun and that they only needed “two shots.”

School officials notified the Kansas City Police Department and as a result, have taken additional security precautions. Head of School Elimane Mbengue said staff members will remain on “high alert” until the investigation is complete.

“We know this is disconcerting and even frightening for our families,” Mbengue said in the letter to parents. “But unfortunately has become a way of life in the educational community.”

Académie Lafayette is a French immersion public charter school in Kansas City and has three separate campuses for separate age groups. The threat was found at the middle school campus on Armour Road.

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– From KMBC.com | 4-18-2019