Garden City High School placed on lockdown for a short time Friday


GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KSNW) – Garden City High School was placed on lockdown for a short time on Friday. It happened around 10:30 a.m.

According to the police, a substitute teacher observed a person wearing a ski mask. The person was holding a phone and taking pictures inside the room. Around the same time, another teacher reported a student, who had been suspended from school on Tuesday for a weapons violation, was thought to be inside. The second teacher’s report was determined to be unfounded.

Initially, both incidents were thought to be connected. As a measure, the school was placed on lockdown.

Through the investigation, officers determined the person wearing a mask was a 17-year-old male student. The investigation revealed the student intended to impress a friend in an adjacent room. Several other students who had knowledge of the incident were interviewed.

The school was released from lockdown around 12:45 p.m.

Police said the investigation is ongoing, and a case will be forwarded to the Finney County Attorney’s Office.


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