Stabbed student at Northeast Middle School dies


The Kansas City Police Department said a student stabbed Tuesday morning at a Kansas City college died. had been stabbed and was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. At approximately 8:15 p.m., police announced that the student had died. The police did not release the identity of the victim. Authorities said a person of interest was in custody — that individual was also a student. “What we can understand is that there was some kind of confrontation leading up to this event,” a police spokesperson told KMBC. This confrontation and stabbing happened in a school bathroom. Northeast Middle School serves seventh and eighth grades. Mayor Quinton Lucas issued a statement about the incident shortly after it happened. School Superintendent Dr Mark Bedell sent a letter home to parents and guardians: “It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that our student from Northeast Middle School (NEMS) has passed away from aftermath of today’s incident. At this time, we will wait for KCPD to release the student’s name to allow the family to mourn privately. We will do everything we can to ensure that we support the families involved in this tragedy. through this difficult time. “I am devastated for our students, our families and our NEMS community. Tomorrow we will have additional counselors and clinicians at NEMS to support students and staff. We know this news may affect you, as you are part of the KCPS family. We are working to ensure that every school has the resources they need to support students and staff this week. I trust our trauma team to lead this work as we move forward together. “Our students need us – now more than ever. Tomorrow we begin the difficult work of helping students and staff deal with grief and loss. I need you along with the KCPS team to support our students and each other. An earlier letter to parents said the district was working with police to reopen the school on Wednesday with additional security guards in the building. Counselors will also be on site.

The Kansas City Police Department said a student stabbed Tuesday morning at a Kansas City college died.

Emergency crews were called to Northeast Middle School in the 4900 block of Independence Avenue near Chelsea and Brighton Avenues shortly after 9 a.m.

Investigators say a student was stabbed and taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. At approximately 8:15 p.m., police announced that the student had died. The police did not release the identity of the victim.

Authorities said a person of interest was in custody – that person was also a male student.

“What we can understand is that there was some sort of confrontation leading up to this event,” a police spokesperson told KMBC.

This confrontation and stabbing happened in a school bathroom.

Northeast Middle School serves seventh and eighth grades.

Mayor Quinton Lucas issued a statement about the incident shortly after it happened.

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The school superintendent, Dr Mark Bedell, sent a letter to parents and guardians,

It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that our student from Northeast Middle School (NEMS) has passed away as a result of today’s incident. At this point, we will wait for KCPD to release the student’s name to allow the family to grieve privately. We will do everything possible to ensure that we support the families who are involved in this tragedy during this difficult time.

“I am devastated for our students, our families and our NEMS community. Tomorrow we will have additional counselors and clinicians at NEMS to provide support to students and staff. We know this news may affect you as you are one of from the KCPS family. . We are working to ensure that each school has the resources they need to support students and staff this week. I trust our trauma team to lead this work as we move forward together.

“Our students need us – now more than ever. Tomorrow we begin the difficult work of helping students and staff deal with grief and loss. I need you with the KCPS team to support our students and each other.”

An earlier letter to parents said the district was working with police to reopen the school on Wednesday with additional security guards in the building.

Advisors will also be present.




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