Student Charged in Olathe East School Shooting That Wounded Two Adults
An 18-year-old football player has been charged in a shooting that wounded an administrator and a school resource officer at a suburban Kansas City high school.
The Johnson County prosecutor’s office announced Saturday that Jaylon Desean Elmore is charged with attempted capital murder in the shooting Friday at Olathe East High School. His bond is set at $1 million and no first appearance has been set.
Elmore allegedly shot and wounded a school administrator and a school resource officer around 10:40 after Elmore was brought to the office after administrators received a tip that there was a gun in Elmore's backpack. Elmore reportedly refused to open his backpack when asked by administrators.
Elmore shot the administrator and the SRO before the SRO returned fire. Elmore was listed in critical condition later at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. The administrator and SRO were released from the hospital late Friday after the incident.
The prosecutor’s office didn’t immediately respond to questions about whether he has an attorney and none is listed for him in online court records.
Online records show he has a previous conviction for aggravated robbery.