Report: Good Guy with Gun Stops Kansas High School Shooter

Students from Olathe East High School are lead to a staging area to reunite with their par
AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

An armed school resource officer shot and wounded an alleged school shooter, and the officer himself was shot and wounded, at Kansas’s Olathe East High School on Friday morning.

An administrator, a school resource officer, and a student — the alleged shooter — were injured in the incident, which occurred around 11 a.m., the Kansas City Star reported.

“A student shot and wounded an administrator and a school resource officer Friday at a suburban Kansas City high school, and the student also was wounded when the officer returned fire,” KDSK pointed out.

“Police said it was that school resource officer who shot the suspect,” KMBC noted.

The school administrator and resource officer were both in “stable condition,” as of 2:30 p.m. local time, KSHB observed.

Olathe Mayor John Bacon posted comments regarding the attack, praising the courage of the school resource officer, among others:

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