School bus hit by gunshot outside Harmon

A school bus was hit by a gunshot outside Harmon High School, 2400 Steele Road, Kansas City, Kansas, this afternoon.

According to Edwin Birch, spokesman for the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools, there were no injuries in the incident that happened a little after 2 p.m. today.

Just before dismissal at Harmon, two persons who were on the bus, a teacher and a student, heard a shot fired outside the school, he said. A gunshot hit the bus, he added.

The KCKPS campus police responded quickly, and worked with the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department and Wyandotte County Sheriff’s officers who responded to the scene, he said.

The shooting is under investigation, and at this time, authorities do not know who fired the shot or shots, he said. Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

Birch said the school was not on lockdown, but everyone was dismissed without incident.

Messages were posted by the school district on social media to let parents know about it, and also, a letter is being sent from the principal to parents about it, he said.

“Safety is our top priority,” Birch said. He commended the campus police and local law enforcement agencies for their work to ensure the safety of the Harmon students.

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