Gun pointed at juvenile walking home from school. Merriam police are asking for information about an incident that occurred at approximately 4 p.m. Monday when a juvenile passenger in a pickup truck pointed a gun at a student walking home from school in the 5700 block of Perry. The truck had three juveniles in it. A white male passenger pointed the hand gun at the teenage student. One of the three juveniles in the truck had orange hair. The truck was described as a green, older model pickup truck with a stripe down the middle. Anyone with information about the truck or the suspects should call Merriam police.
Merriam holds active shooter training for city council. The Merriam Police Department has held active shooter training for a number of businesses and Monday night included the governing body and other city officials in a special training class. Police already had trained about 45 small business owners and employees during sessions at the Merriam Visitors Center and approximately 100 employees at Lee Company. The country had 154 active shooter events from 2002 to 2012, councilors were told. The first defined event occurred in 1949.
Kansas Rock the Vote organizing to register area voters. The Kansas operation of Rock the Vote is organizing to register more northeast Johnson County voters. The group posted a list of online resources for voter registration on its Facebook page this week.
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