All clear at Kirkwood High, no shots fired

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KIRKWOOD, MO (KTVI) - Kirkwood police say there were no shots fired at Kirkwood High School Tuesday morning, but a box of broken light bulbs may have prompted a massive police response.

It happened just before 6 a.m. when police got a call for possible shots fired and glass breakage.  Police blocked several entrances to the high school campus while officers searched the building.

Officers searched for about 2 hours before giving the "all clear."  Teachers and buses carrying students were diverted to a nearby Dierbergs parking lot while officers secured the building.

At 8 a.m., buses rolled againand classes will start at 8:50 a.m.

The Kirkwood superintendent said janitors inside the building heard a crashing noise that sounded like shots and quickly followed protocol and called police.  But that crash was a possibly a box of light bulbs that fell and broke.

Kirkwood along with several other police agencies responded to the school and classes were delayed until authorities could ensure the safety of the building.


  • Lisa

    Since I have a necie that goes to this high schoool, this was NOT an embellishment. Students and parents were sent text, phone, and email messages that stated the campus was on lockdown. No one was allowed on site until it was given the all clear. Shame on the person for stating this was an embellishment.

  • L

    shouldn’t we be thankful and relieved that’s all it was and that the police did such a thorough investigation? would we feel better if Fox was able to report there really were shots fired? seriously?

  • Geoffrey Evans

    Safe than Sorry? Thankful? Whoever called that in wasted hours upon hours of man hours, created a parent panic, caused a media storm, and honestly is an idiot. Gun shots fired at 6 am? Use some common sense. Think of every “spectacular” shooting we’ve had in recent memory, can anyone recall one where everyone is still asleep? Ridiculous.

  • Karen

    CChill is right. Better safe.. Protocol was followed. School and police had a good cchance to practice for real threat

  • Jim

    Sounds like they need to fire someone for calling in a false alarm and not having enough sense to know better they should not be allowed around children.

  • Jim

    Sounds like they need to fire someone for a false alarm and not having enough sense to know the difference, that person is not safe around children.

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