KIRKWOOD, Mo. (KMOX) – Kirkwood police have concluded an investigation into an incident at Kirkwood High School this morning that led to the school being placed on lock-down, and other district schools being placed on lock-out.
Police were investigating a 911 phone call received in dispatch from a cellphone that left the line open.
“The subjects on the open line were heard discussing retaliation for an earlier disturbance,” police say in a news release.
The phone was tracked to the area of Kirkwood High School, and as a precaution, Kirkwood High School went on lock down, police say. All other Kirkwood School District schools were placed on lock-out.
Police have determined no staff member or student is in any danger. It is unknown where the disturbance occurred or the identity of the subjects who were talking.
All schools in the district have resumed normal activities, and Kirkwood police will continue to have police officers on campuses throughout the day.
Webster Groves High School just announced that it, too, will be on a soft lock-down “beginning immediately” because of a “reported threat in the wider community.”
“This is strictly a precaution,” the district says in a Facebook post:
“Police have reported that a threat was made against an individual in a local high school,” the district says, but the threat didn’t mention a specific school.
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