KSDK Blamed for Scare at Area High School

By Kevin Eck 


An unidentified reporter for St. Louis NBC affiliate KSDK is being blamed for the lockdown of a Missouri high school while reportedly investigating the school’s security.

A Kirkwood School District official posted what happened on the district’s facebook page, “KHS is on lockdown. We do not believe there is any imminent danger. Here is what I know. An(sic) man came in and stated that he wanted to talk to security. He gave his name and cell number. When the secretary left to get the SRO, the person left the office and will not answer his phone. This initiated the lockdown.”


CBS affiliate KMOV reports, “According to a district administrator, the unidentified subject was later identified as a KSDK NewsChannel 5 reporter sent there to test the school’s security procedure.”

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch put together a social media timeline to show the unfolding of events. Click here to view.

Doug Vaughn a sports reporter for CBS affiliate KMOV tweeted about it, saying he got his info from a school administrator.