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Shawnee Mission NW increases security for the day after being notified of 2 people discussing bringing gun to school

Shawnee Mission Northwest High School

SHAWNEE, Kan. — The Shawnee Mission School District stepped up security patrols Monday at Shawnee Mission Northwest High School after administration learned that two people had been discussing bringing a gun to school.

The school said they notified all the appropriate people of this discovery and implemented a soft lock down. The additional security setup remained in place for the rest of the day.

After investigating Monday afternoon, Shawnee Police Capt. Ben Mendoza said officers determined there was not a gun at the school.

Shawna Samuel, director of communications for the district, previously told FOX4 over the phone that someone overheard another person in the community say something they felt was threatening toward the school’s administration, but the district has since clarified that administration was not the intended target of the threat.

Specifics about what was said or who said it were not released.