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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Burglary reported at Lenexa High School

Posted: May 29, 2012 - 5:47am
Updated: May 29, 2012 - 7:56am

Lenexa Police are investigating after, at least, two adult males reportedly broke into St. James Academy, 24505 Prairie Star Parkway. St. James Academy is a Catholic High School in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.

A witness reported chasing two males, both wearing white t-shirts inside the building, just after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police arrived and immediately established a perimeter in the area. A K-9 is searching the area for the suspects, who are believed to be on foot in the area. A Lenexa Police Officer reported spotting two males in the wooded area near the school. A passing motorist also reported spotting two subjects matching the description, just inside the wooded area.

Police say there are possibly three suspects involved and they are investigating whether or not a vehicle located in the school's parking lot is involved or not.

As of 6:50 a.m., Police have requested a second K-9 unit to respond to relieve the first K-9. The search began as Police arrived just before 5:40 a.m..

Earlier, Police checked on the availability of helicopters from both the Kansas Highway Patrol and Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. Both of those helicopters were unavailable to assist in the search.

Olathe Police and Troopers from the Kansas Highway Patrol are also in the area assisting on securing the perimeter around the area, including at least one Trooper on K-10 highway.

Police broke down their perimeter just after 7:50 a.m.. Officers remain at the school, processing the scene and several officers continue to rove through the area looking for the suspects.

There was no immediate word of any damage or loss of property. Police say classes at St. James Academy ended last week.

This story was first reported, with confirmation on the search from Police, at 5:43 a.m. on the Operation 100 News Twitter page.

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