Local groups give call to action after Miege threat

Bishop Miege threats. Pictured is the sign in front of Bishop Miege High school.

Two local organizations called on schools and families to educate children about antisemitism and racism following two separate incidents at Johnson County schools, including a social media threat directed at Bishop Miege students. Photo credit Juliana Garcia

Local community groups are calling on schools and families to be more “proactive” about educating their children and students about antisemitism and racism.

The Jewish Community Relations Bureau | American Jewish Committee and Urban League of Kansas City made their plea after a threat against Black students at Bishop Miege High School in Roeland Park this week prompted a police investigation.

It’s the second such incident at a Johnson County high school in as many weeks, after racist, antisemitic graffiti was found on the football stadium at Blue Valley High School in Overland Park.