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Mass shooting threat suspect behind Kansas City-area school cancellations in custody

Jackson County prosecutors have a charged 19-year-old man in connection with a mass shooting threat that led several school districts to cancel summer school and school activities on Wednesday.Treshawn M. Hardridge, of Blue Springs, was charged with one count of making a terrorist threat, which is a Class D felony.Multiple area school districts made the decision to cancel summer school classes Wednesday after an FBI-warned threat of a mass shooting.CLASS CANCELED FOR:Blue Springs School DistrictLee’s Summit School DistrictIndependence School DistrictFort Osage School DistrictGrain Valley School DistrictOdessa School DistrictOak Grove School DistrictLone Jack School DistrictHickman Mills School DistrictKC International AcademyThe Blue Springs, Missouri, School District first announced Tuesday night that it would cancel summer school and all school activities “until further notice” due to a possible threat of a mass shooting.The Blue Springs Police Department notified the FBI of a possible threat related to an unspecific mass shooting. The FBI confirmed that the individual in question in regard to the threat was missing. This individual was believed to be dangerous. Police said Wednesday morning that the man has been taken into custody.After announcing the arrest, police provided more information on the original threat saying it happened on SnapChat.The post, which did not mention or target a specific location, threatened “killing people – mass murdering.” “As a result, and out of an abundance of caution we will be canceling summer school/Prime Time/all school activities tomorrow, Wednesday, June 15. We believe the best course of action is to close our summer school sites and all school programming until further notice,” the district said in a Facebook post.Wednesday morning, Lee’s Summit, Independence, Fort Osage, Grain Valley school districts, and others, also canceled all school activities for the day as a precaution.A Lee’s Summit district spokesperson said, “We have received no information that suggests this possible threat has a connection to our district but are also canceling all student activities in an abundance of caution while we stay in close communication with our law enforcement partners.”This story is developing. Stay with KMBC 9 News for updates.

Jackson County prosecutors have a charged 19-year-old man in connection with a mass shooting threat that led several school districts to cancel summer school and school activities on Wednesday.

Treshawn M. Hardridge, of Blue Springs, was charged with one count of making a terrorist threat, which is a Class D felony.

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Multiple area school districts made the decision to cancel summer school classes Wednesday after an FBI-warned threat of a mass shooting.

CLASS CANCELED FOR:

  • Blue Springs School District
  • Lee’s Summit School District
  • Independence School District
  • Fort Osage School District
  • Grain Valley School District
  • Odessa School District
  • Oak Grove School District
  • Lone Jack School District
  • Hickman Mills School District
  • KC International Academy

The Blue Springs, Missouri, School District first announced Tuesday night that it would cancel summer school and all school activities “until further notice” due to a possible threat of a mass shooting.

The Blue Springs Police Department notified the FBI of a possible threat related to an unspecific mass shooting. The FBI confirmed that the individual in question in regard to the threat was missing. This individual was believed to be dangerous.

Police said Wednesday morning that the man has been taken into custody.

After announcing the arrest, police provided more information on the original threat saying it happened on SnapChat.

The post, which did not mention or target a specific location, threatened “killing people – mass murdering.”

“As a result, and out of an abundance of caution we will be canceling summer school/Prime Time/all school activities tomorrow, Wednesday, June 15. We believe the best course of action is to close our summer school sites and all school programming until further notice,” the district said in a Facebook post.

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Wednesday morning, Lee’s Summit, Independence, Fort Osage, Grain Valley school districts, and others, also canceled all school activities for the day as a precaution.

A Lee’s Summit district spokesperson said, “We have received no information that suggests this possible threat has a connection to our district but are also canceling all student activities in an abundance of caution while we stay in close communication with our law enforcement partners.”

This story is developing. Stay with KMBC 9 News for updates.

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