The lockdown has been lifted at Jardine Middle School as of 10:21 Thursday morning.
The Topeka-Capital Journal reports that the suspect, who has not been identified by police, was shot in the leg by officers after getting away while being handcuffed and shooting at them again around 9:45 a.m. Thursday. The suspect was stable at that time.
The original story is below.
The search for a suspect who shot at police officers changed the morning routine for some students in USD 501 Thursday morning.
According to a text message from Jardine Middle School just before 7 a.m., there was police activity near the school. School started as normal, but some bus routes were impacted.
The trouble began around 3 a.m. when police responded to the 3200 block of MacVicar Ave. after receiving a call of a suspicious person.
The person fired at police officers, but no one was hit.
A K-9 was enlisted in the area along with a drone and police helicopter.
Police collected evidence on MacVicar and Plass streets.
To provide an extra layer of support, additional police presence remained on campus this morning until the investigation was concluded.