Turner High School has increased police presence at the school after a student died from a gunshot wound over the weekend.
Sixteen-year-old Kahlif L’ron Hampton, a student at Turner High School, died from injuries he sustained Friday night in the shooting at his townhome residence in the 800 block of North 70th Terrace, according to police.
In a news release today, Turner assistant superintendent Jason Dandoy stated that although there are rumors regarding retaliation from this event, police have told Turner officials that there is no credible threat at this time.
Turner officials are remaining vigilant as they monitor student activities, he stated, and students are asked to immediately report any concerns to school administrators.
“We will continue to partner with the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department to ensure safety at Turner High School,” Dandoy stated. “We are asking parents to have conversations with children about how to handle these situations appropriately and to closely monitor children’s online communications. Student safety is a top priority of the Turner School District and we will continue to proactively work to maintain a positive school environment for learning.”
Dandoy said Turner High School was able to carry out learning activities as usual.
“We will maintain additional police presence through the day and will administer metal detectors for students entering school during the remainder of the week,” he stated.
As of Monday afternoon, police said they did not have anyone in custody in connection with the shooting.