Person with weapons arrested near Kennedy


Ethan Divis

Today, an arrest was made outside of Kennedy High school. A call was placed this morning to police about a suspicious person at the Oakland Church of the Nazarene. Police responded to the call and found a man with knives on him. He was placed into custody and transported to Linn County Jail.

This comes on the heels of a threat made towards Kennedy earlier this month.

Here is the statement from Principal Jason Kline. His statement also includes information from the Cedar Rapids Police Department.

Today we were informed by the Cedar Rapids Police Department that an individual had been arrested near the school. The police have released the following information about the arrest:

Shortly after 9:00 a.m. this morning, Cedar Rapids police officers were notified of a suspicious person in the parking lot of Oakland Church of the Nazarene, 3000 42nd Street NE.  Police officers responded to the scene and arrested an individual for carrying weapons.  He was in possession of knives.  He was arrested and taken to the Linn County Jail.  Carrying Weapons is a serious misdemeanor. He did not make any specific threats towards a person or group.

When we were informed about this information, though the individual was already in police custody, we did take the security precaution to monitor all exterior doors of the building.  Be assured that our administration and staff will continue to work with law enforcement to provide a safe and secure environment for the Kennedy community.