Reports of gun fired in parking lot during dismissal, no one injured

Law enforcement investigating the incident, working with district and school staff

Elizabeth Payton, Staff Writer

Photo by KCTV5 News.

Winnetonka High Schools’ administration released this statement regarding reports of a student firing a gun into the air during dismissal:

“At dismissal, a male reportedly fired a gun into the air while located in the parking lot at Winnetonka High School.

While this action was heard and seen by several students, all are safe!

Winnetonka administrators and staff immediately prevented any remaining students from exiting the building and delayed dismissal to keep them secure inside.

Our law enforcement partners are on-site, reviewing video, and thoroughly investigating the incident.

District and school personnel are fully cooperating to ensure the matter is appropriately resolved and the suspect apprehended.”

As a result, two events were cancelled tonight.

“In light of the events that occurred at dismissal, as an addition precaution, we are canceling our Powderpuff Dodgeball and Winter Informal Dance tonight. We will make sure administration is present to receive students who do not receive this message in time, but please let your students know we are canceling these events this evening,” Principal Dr. Eric Johnson wrote to parents and guardians.