Crime

Former student charged in Shawnee Mission school threat

Zachary Douglas Perry, 19, was charged Friday with threatening to harm summer school students at Shawnee Mission West High School.
Zachary Douglas Perry, 19, was charged Friday with threatening to harm summer school students at Shawnee Mission West High School. Courtesy of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office

A former student was charged Friday with making threats to harm students attending summer school at Shawnee Mission West High School.

Shawnee Mission School District officials said Zachary Douglas Perry was arrested Wednesday near the school in Overland Park after the school had been placed on lockdown because of the alleged threats.

He faces a charge of aggravated criminal threat. His bond was set at $100,000.

He made his first court appearance Friday afternoon in Johnson County District Court. He was ordered to stay away from any school property if he is freed on bond.

John Douglass, the school district’s director of safety and security, said two students reported to officials that they had received threats on social media.

Perry, 19, a 2014 graduate of the school, was unarmed when arrested. But Douglass said several rifles and shotguns were found stacked in his bedroom when officers searched the home where Perry was staying.

Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

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