Four teens arrested after allegedly threatening on Facebook to shoot up Hickman Mills school

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Facebook Live video, featuring four young people, one waving a gun and threatening to shoot up Hickman Mills Freshman Center, 9010 Old Santa Fe Rd., forced the school into lockdown Tuesday afternoon.

An officer recovers a handgun from the woods.

According to police, officers located the teenagers off school property near 93rd and Old Santa Fe.

In total, four teenagers were arrested. Three of those four were hiding in the woods. The suspects surrendered after police K9 units arrived in the area.

There is no evidence they were ever on school property.

A handgun was recovered by police from the woods.

"It definitely makes me worried," said Ashleigh Hall, whose cousin attends school. I don't understand why this part is so big on gun violence and taking lives. It's sad. I wake up every morning and I see someone else personally that I know has also lost their life to violence."

"I don't feel like no child should have any of that but they do," said Keair Black, a graduate of the Freshman Center. "They get ahold of it somehow, someway. It just happens."

Nobody was hurt in the incident or arrest.

Hickman Mills Freshman Ctr. Courtesy: Google Maps