Highland Park High School put on lock down


TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – A Topeka high school was put on lock down Monday morning because of a possible threat in the community.

Topeka Public Schools tell KSNT News there is a current police investigation that put the campus in secure campus status. The district decided to use this as an opportunity to practice lock down procedures in case something worse were to happen later on.

USD 501 said they would alert parents when the school was back to regular status.

Dear Topeka Community,

Today one of our schools, Highland Park High School was placed on secure campus mode after receiving some information that lead to an investigation being underway. We used this as an opportunity to practice our lock down drill and notified HPHS parents.  We are working closing with local law enforcement officials and to ensure we don’t hinder their investigation, limited information is being shared at this time. The campus will remain on secure campus as the investigation continues outside of the school campus. Thank you to the Topeka Police Department who continue to maintain high visibility at HPHS and in the Highland Park area, along with district police. We will keep you posted as the campus resumes to regular status.

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