Someone fired at least one bullet into a Kansas City, Kan., elementary school Wednesday afternoon as students were preparing to be dismissed.
No one was injured in the incident at Whittier Elementary School, 295 N. 10th St., police said.
Police said they believe the bullet came from a drive-by incident about a block and a half away involving shots fired into a house.
The school was on an early-release schedule and was preparing to dismiss students around 2 p.m. when staff heard gunshots in the neighborhood, said the district’s chief of staff, David Smith.
The staff made sure all entrie doors were locked and everyone was kept inside, Smith said. After about 20 minutes, police told the school the threat had been cleared and students were dismissed.
“We waited to hear from police to let them go to be on the safe side,” he said.
Police officers were investigating to determine if more than one shot struck the school building.
Tony Rizzo and Joe Robertson, The Star