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  • Investigation wraps up on 'kill list' found at LS North

  • One student faces disciplinary action and two others were questioned as a result of a “kill list” that was discovered at Lee’s Summit North High School in December.

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  • One student faces disciplinary action and two others were questioned as a result of a “kill list” that was discovered at Lee’s Summit North High School in December.
    The list, which allegedly contained the names of five students, was found in a student planner Dec. 7. A student at the high school found the planner unattended in the building and while looking through it, discovered the handwritten “kill list.” The student immediately turned it in to school officials, who notified the School Resource Officer.
    According to the Lee’s Summit Police Department, the planner was linked to a female student who had loaned it to another person but had never received the planner back. It was discovered that this second student had transferred to a different district out of state. The student denied writing the list during a subsequent interview.
    Through additional sources, a third student was identified. The student eventually confessed during a series of interviews to writing the list. However, according to the police department’s investigation, the student had no plans to actually do anything with the list.
    “The investigation confirmed that the incident never progressed beyond the writing of the list,” said Sgt. Chris Depue, public information officer for the Lee’s Summit Police Department.
    The investigation, which was a joint effort between the Lee’s Summit Police Department and the Lee’s Summit School District, ended Friday.
    “School staff members worked closely with law-enforcement officials and appreciate the work of the Lee's Summit Police Department in this case,” district officials said in a statement. “Administration at the school contacted all students mentioned on the list to ensure they were aware of the latest developments.”
    The juvenile suspect is not being identified by the school. However, “appropriate disciplinary action” has taken place.
    The completed case file will now be forwarded onto the juvenile court where charges, if any, will be determined.
     
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