Football participant charged in Kansas faculty taking pictures that wounded two
MISSION, Kan. — An 18-year-old soccer participant was charged Saturday in a taking pictures that wounded an administrator and a college useful resource officer at a suburban Kansas City highschool.
The Johnson County prosecutor’s workplace introduced Saturday that Jaylon Desean Elmore is charged with tried capital homicide within the taking pictures Friday at Olathe East High School. His bond is ready at $1 million and no first look has been set.
The prosecutor’s workplace didn’t instantly reply Saturday to questions on whether or not Elmore has an lawyer, and none is listed for him in on-line court docket data.
Online data present he has a earlier conviction for aggravated theft. His lawyer in that case, Jaclynn J.B. Moore, declined to remark.
Olathe police Sgt. Joel Yeldell mentioned the useful resource officer notified dispatch over the radio simply after 10:30 a.m. Friday that he and an administrator had been shot and wounded by a scholar within the workplace. Yeldell mentioned the officer mentioned he returned hearth, taking pictures and wounding the scholar.
All three have been taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center, the place one in every of them remained in important situation Saturday. The different two have been discharged.
Elmore, who’s listed as a 6-foot tall, 185 kilos senior on the varsity’s varsity soccer roster, just isn’t at present listed as a jail inmate. Authorities haven’t but publicly recognized the particular person nonetheless within the hospital or launched particulars of the accidents.
Police haven’t launched a motive, and the prosecutor’s workplace didn’t present a possible trigger affidavit. The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office didn’t instantly return cellphone messages from The Associated Press.
The sheriff’s workplace recognized the useful resource officer on Twitter as Erik Clark, who has 15 years of service and 7 years as a college useful resource officer.
And Kansas Sen. Cindy Holscher, who has a scholar at Olathe East, recognized the wounded administrator in a tweet as Kaleb Stoppel, the highschool’s athletic director and assistant principal. This is Stoppel’s final yr within the position; he’s to go away in July to turn out to be the athletic director for the Wichita district, which is the biggest in Kansas.
Superintendent Brent Yeager mentioned in a video that was launched on Twitter that the taking pictures at Olathe East High School, which has an enrollment of 1,900, had “brought to reality a situation that we have prepared for but hoped we would never have to face as an Olathe community.”
After gunfire erupted, the varsity was placed on lockdown and anxious mother and father waited at a center faculty to be reunited with their youngsters.
“Please know that the safety as well as the emotional well being of our students, staff and our families is our top priority right now as we care for our community,” Yeager mentioned, urging the group to hug their family members “a little tighter.”