Police engage man with gun across the street from Highlands Elementary, shots fired as students leave school

first_imgA man is in custody after a confrontation with police following a report of shots fired in the vicinity of Highland Elementary that led to a lockdown at the school this afternoon.KCTV5 was on the scene and reports that an officer involved shooting led to the injury of the suspect, who was then arrested. Video taken by the news station shows a man burst through the front door of the home at the corner of Roe Avenue and 62nd Street with a gun drawn. Subsequent audio captured gunfire, and the officers instructing the man to get down.A man named Dylan Christopher Ruffin, whose address is listed as the home where the gunfire took place, was booked into Johnson County Jail for suspicion of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer after being arrested at 3:15 p.m. Friday.The Shawnee Mission School District confirmed that no students or staff were injured in the event. Shawnee Mission Chief Communications Officer David Smith said Highlands staff outside monitoring students on the playground thought they heard gunfire sometime around 1:20 p.m. They quickly escorted all of the students who were outside back into the building and alerted Shawnee Mission School District police, who in turn requested neighboring police departments respond to the scene as well. The school was placed on lockdown at that point, as officers began to try to identify the source of the gunfire.Around 3 p.m., Smith said, the determination was made to proceed with dismissal as normal because the situation appeared to be stable. The dismissal was done in a “controlled manner,” Smith said, with children being escorted by staff to waiting cars. During the dismissal process, however, the suspect came out of the house and there was an exchange of gunfire. Officers from the Mission Police Department, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department and responders from Consolidated Fire District No. 2 were on the scene.The incident prompted a response from Sen. Barbara Bollier, who has been an advocate of gun violence legislation for several years:An active shooter near Highlands Elementary shot by police. Anti-gun violence legislation must get priority!— Barbara Bollier (@BarbaraBollier) March 1, 2019And Superintendent Mike Fulton issued the following statement to parents via email Friday evening:Dear Shawnee Mission School District patrons, I am writing to let you know about an incident that took place earlier this afternoon at Highlands Elementary. While you may have heard about it on the news, we want to make sure you understand what happened. First, I want to emphasize that no one was hurt during this incident and that students and staff responded as trained.Per the event, Highlands Elementary was placed on external lockdown this afternoon after staff, who were on the playground, heard the sound of gunfire. During a lockdown, all students and staff are brought inside and no one is allowed in or out until the lockdown is lifted. Both district and city police were called. They responded immediately and made sure that students and staff were safe.Once the situation was under control, and in coordination with police who were on-site, we began to dismiss students to their parents. Dismissal was handled in a controlled environment, as an extra precaution, to ensure student, parent and staff safety. While dismissal was taking place, police engaged with an individual at a house across from the school. That engagement resulted in gunfire between that individual and police. We immediately brought everyone back into the school, until police announced that they had arrested that individual.I want to emphasize that students, staff and parents were kept safe. Students and staff acted exactly as we have trained during our safety drills. I also want to thank both our local police department and our SMSD police officers for their guidance. This was a stressful situation, and everyone handled it professionally. Safety is our first priority and we will continue to do everything in our power to keep students and staff safe.We will have social workers and counselors at the building on Monday to provide additional support to students and staff. While no one ever wants to experience something like this, I am proud of the way it was handled by our students, staff, and parents and grateful all were safe.Sincerely,Dr. Mike FultonSuperintendentlast_img read more

Scenes From 2019 Pet Palooza At Christian Church

first_imgScenes from the 2019 Pet Palooza held June 11-13 at the Christian Church of Los Alamos at 92 East Road. The event featured farm animals, wild animals and pets. Some of the activities for the children included animal education, games, roping practice, horse rides, face painting, Bible stories, pinewood derby animal races and a green screen photo booth. Animal guests included horses, chickens, honey bees, an owl, kestrel, hawk, rabbit, geese, snakes and a pony. Photo by Daren SavageScene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage  Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savage Scene from Pet Palooza at the Christian Church. Photo by Daren Savagelast_img read more

Bo Annvik Named New President and CEO of Haldex

first_imgDeMoulpied comes to LSI from the Private Client Services practice of Ernst & Young where he managed strategy & operations improvement engagements for privately held client businesses. Some of his prior roles include VP of strategic development, director of strategic initiatives, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt at OptumHealth, UnitedHealth Group’s health services business, as well as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt at General Electric, where he applied operations improvement principles to customer service, supply chain and product development. A successful entrepreneur, deMoulpied is also the founder of PrestoFresh, a Cleveland-based e-commerce food/grocery business.  LSI President Brett Tennar says, “Steve’s success in developing operational strategies that improves the bottom line, builds teamwork, reduces waste and ensures quality product development and distribution checks many of the boxes of what we were looking for in a COO. This, coupled with his career in the Air Force working with highly technical systems and his in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management sealed our offer. As our tagline states, our products are Powered by Science. This data driven approach is one reason why our company has grown exponentially as we employ the most advanced technology to product development. I am confident that Steve is the right person to drive operational strategy for our diverse and growing brands.” Advertisement DeMoulpied has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Dayton in Marketing and International Business. He served six years with the USAF overseeing the development of technology used on fighter aircraft and the E-3 Surveillance aircraft, finishing his career honorably as Captain. With more than 20 years of experience across multiple industries and functional areas, deMoulpied has particular expertise in organizations with complex technical products. Combined, his prior positions have required a spectrum of skills in corporate strategy, operations improvement, product quality, and revenue cycle management. He has an impressive history of utilizing data driven problem solving (Lean Six Sigma) and project management (PMP and CSM) to achieve strategic goals surrounding customer satisfaction, operational efficiency and improved profit.  STOCKHOLM – Haldex AB’s board of directors has appointed Bo Annvik as the new president and CEO, effective July 1.   Annvik brings more than 15 years of extensive industry experience to Haldex, having previously held several management positions within the Outokumpu Group, SKF and Volvo Cars. He replaces Ulf Ahlén, who has served as acting president and CEO of Haldex since Dec. 1, 2011.   Annvik previously served as executive vice president for the Specialty Stainless Division and Group R&D, and was a member of the Executive Committee at Outokumpu Group. Before joining the Outokumpu, he was president of SKF Sealing Solutions and vice president, Business Development, Automotive Division at SKF. Earlier in his career, Annvik held a number of management positions at Volvo Cars, including international assignments with placements in North America and Belgium.   “We are very pleased to present Bo Annvik as the new president and CEO of Haldex,” said Göran Carlson, chairman of the Board. “His considerable experience in the global engineering industry will be of great value and asset to Haldex. He has also extensive knowledge of both strategic and operational areas which will contribute to build a stronger and more focused Haldex.”   Annvik will assume the position of president and CEO on July 1. Ahlén will retire after 15 years in executive management positions within the Haldex Group.     AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement,Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils, recently announced the expansion of senior leadership. Steve deMoulpied joins LSI as the company’s chief operating officer (COO). AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

NWDA ‘could owe millions’ on site sale

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Sir Scott Baker made a fundamental mistake in his extradition review

first_imgIt must be gratifying for Sir Scott Baker that in Joshua Rozenberg he has at least one champion for his review of the UK’s extradition laws. But Mr Rozenberg’s seems to be very much the minority view on matters of forum and our treaty with the US. Both Sir Scott and Mr Rozenberg make the mistake of conflating the issue as to whether a case could be tried in another country with whether it should be tried there. It is without question that the cases of the NatWest Three (of which I was one) and Gary McKinnon could properly be tried in the US, as Mr Rozenberg reports. The whole point of a forum test – which no British court has ever been allowed to apply – is to determine whether, in all the circumstances, it would be in the interests of justice for the trial to take place overseas. It is beyond belief that the review panel could state that none of these cases would have been decided differently if a forum test had been applied. How could they possibly know that? If any members of the Baker panel or Mr Rozenberg doubts the strength of feeling on this issue, they would do well to read the Hansard of the Commons debate on extradition, held in Westminster Hall on 24 November, led by Dominic Raab MP, a member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights. This issue is far from settled. David Bermingham, Goring, Oxfordshirelast_img read more