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Police Presence at Olathe North, Just in Case

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OLATHE, Kan. — Police responded to Olathe North High School after a parent contacted them, concerned about a fight at the school on Monday, which led to a burst of social media postings about possible retaliation.

Sgt. Grant Allen, Olathe Police Dept., said police investigated the concerns and believe they identified the parties involved and had extra officers at the school Friday morning in the event of another fight.

(Read here about a similar situation at Fort Osage High School.)

The Olathe School District issued a statement about the rumors and threats:

The Olathe School District was made aware of possible threats to Olathe North High School as a retaliation from a student incident that occurred earlier in the week. The school district has been working closely with law enforcement officials and this is now a police matter. The district appreciates the support and partnership of the Olathe Police Department and the community. The safety and security of our students is our first priority and we take any threat very seriously. As a precaution, there is an additional law enforcement presence at Olathe North to ensure a safe and productive day of school for all.

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