Grandview Schools lift lockdown; Police arrest man suspected of threat
GRANDVIEW Mo. — Grandview Schools lifted a lock down on all their schools late Friday morning after police arrested a man they believe threatened to shoot students at the school over the robbery of a veteran.
Ana Nixon with the City of Grandview told FOX 4 that a man, who they believe is also a veteran called police Friday morning threatening to go to one of Grandview’s schools and shoot those responsible for the recent robbery of another veteran. By about 11 a.m., police said they had the man who they believe called them in custody.
On Thursday, FOX 4 showed video of several young men breaking into the home of a disabled veteran to take ammunition and guns. The veteran was assaulted in the first break-in on Sunday. The same men are suspected of returning to the veteran’s home two days later. Click here for our report on that story.
Police do not believe the veteran who called police on Friday with the threat was the same one who was robbed.
The lockdown at the schools was considered a ‘perimeter lockdown’ which means the students were moving about as usual inside the school, but access to the schools’ grounds was limited.
This is a developing story and FOX 4 will have more information as soon as it is released.