Kansas City-area school district cancels summer classes over threat of ‘unspecific mass shooting’

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a Missouri School The district said Tuesday evening it was closing its summer school Wednesday over threats of “unexpected mass shootings” and the FBI is investigating.

“Safety is our top priority, and we are committed to telling you what we can do when we can,” the district wrote in a message posted to Facebook. “The Blue Springs Police Department alerted the FBI of a potential threat related to a nonspecific mass shooting, The FBI has confirmed that the man whose whereabouts are unknown is in danger.”

Daniel Young Elementary School is in Blue Springs School District.
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The district in Blue Springs, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City, said the closure was out of an abundance of caution, adding, “We believe the best course of action is to close our summer school site and all school programming until further notice.”

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The district said it knows the shutdown “will be a burden to many of our families and we seek your understanding and flexibility as we continue to keep our students, staff and schools safe.”

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It said another update would come on Wednesday evening.

No further details were given about the threat.

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FILE- Blue Springs School District said it is canceling classes on Wednesday "abundance of caution."

FILE—The Blue Springs School District said it was canceling classes Wednesday out of an “abundance of caution.”
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decision comes a few weeks later 19 children and two teachers were killed In a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, an 18-year-old walked into a classroom Tuesday morning with an AR-15 and began shooting.

A week earlier, 10 people were killed in a shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York.