Students at Grain Valley High School were placed under a "lock and teach" and access to nearby Sni-A-Bar Elementary was affected Friday morning due to an incident on the high school campus.
Reached for comment, the district shared a statement from Assistant Superintendent Dr. Nick Gooch that will be released to parents today.
"This message is to inform you of an incident that occurred today at Grain Valley High School. At approximately 7:50 am, a student reported to the school administration that a young male was on campus at the high school who did not belong. The high school implemented a “lock and teach” and called in assistance from the Grain Valley Police Department. Law enforcement responded immediately and closed entrances to both the high school and Sni A Bar Elementary.
During the lock and teach, additional information became available that the individual may have had a knife or blade. At 8:30 am the male was taken into police custody. He was not in possession of a knife or blade. The high school is no longer on lock and teach. We appreciate the quick response of our GVPD this morning, and the cooperation of students, staff, and anyone trying to access our school campus during this incident."
Reached for comment, Grain Valley Police Department (GVPD) confirmed the male taken into custody was not in possession of a knife or blade. GVPD also stated the Jackson County Sheriff's Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol also responded to the incident at GVHS.
Updated 11:50am 2/3/23 with details from GVPD.
Grain Valley News will continue to monitor the story and provide additional details as they become available.