Accused Kansas school shooter identified as senior football player – Crime Online
Vice-Principal Kaleb Stoppel and School Resource Manager Erik Clark were injured in Friday’s shooting.
Authorities have identified the student who opened fire at a Kansas high school on Friday as a senior and a member of the school’s varsity football team.
Jaylon Desean Elmore, 18, remains hospitalized in critical condition after being shot by a school resource officer, KMBC reports.
Elmore, who was charged with attempted capital murder, injured the officer and an administrator at Olanthe East High School. They were discharged from hospital on Friday, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
According to KMBC, the incident occurred when the administrator learned that Elmore had a gun in his backpack and removed the student from the class. When Elmore refused to open the backpack, the administrator called the officer, who was identified as Erik Clark.
When Clark arrived, Elmore opened fire and Clark returned fire.
State Senator Cindy Holscher identified the injured administrator as assistant principal Kaleb Stoppel, who is also the school’s athletic director, according to the Kansas City Star. The Star reported that this was to be Stoppel’s final year at Olanthe East. He was slated to become Wichita Public School’s athletic director beginning in July.
Clark had been a school resource officer for seven years and a police officer for 15, KMBC said.
According to WDAF, Elmore is being held on a $1 million bond. Court documents say he will be under house arrest with GPS monitoring if released on bail and must not come within 100 yards of the victims’ residence or school, cannot use illegal drugs or controlled substances and must submit to testing as directed by the court. He is also prohibited from alcohol, firearms or contact with victims or witnesses, whether or not he posts bail.
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[Featured image: Kaleb Stoppel Wichita Public Schools and Erik Clark/Johnson County Sheriff’s Office]