Jan 18, 2020 5:00 PM

Kansas school resource officer helps save life of 14-year-old

Posted Jan 18, 2020 5:00 PM

SEDGWICK COUNTY —A quick thinking school resource officer is being credited with saving the life of a Kansas teen.

Just after 3p.m. Thursday, a 14-year-old boy made statements to the staff at East High School in Wichita indicating he wanted to harm himself and possibly end his life with a knife, according to officer Charley Davidson.

The boy then ran off school property and the Wichita police school resource officer was asked to help.  The officer contacted the boy in a nearby neighborhood and saw that the boy was now armed with a knife and raised it toward the officer, according to Davidson.

The officer used time and distance and continued to talk to the boy. The officer was ultimately able to deescalate the situation and have the boy put the knife down.

Authorities transported the boy to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation. There were no injuries. The boy did not have the knife at school.

If you or anyone you know has suicidal thoughts, Davidson suggests calling 911 or call a national resource line at 1-800-273-TALK(8255) 

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Kansas woman due in court for alleged counterfeiting
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COWLEY COUNTY— A Kansas felon with previous convictions that include identity theft and forgery is now in jail for alleged counterfeiting.

Just after 3 p.m. January 14, police responded to a restaurant in Arkansas City for a report of a person later identified as 43-year-old Amy Watterson, who had attempted to pass fake money, according to a media release from police.

Although she left before police arrived, officers quickly located and arrested her. Officers found she was in possession of several bills of fake currency.

Further investigation determined she had attempted to pass the fake cash at multiple locations in the Arkansas City area, as well as in other jurisdictions.

“We are asking local businesses to be extra vigilant when accepting larger-denomination bills that potentially could be fake or counterfeit,” warned Police Chief Dan Ward.

 Watterson remains jailed on requested charges that include counterfeiting as well as one misdemeanor count each of criminal trespass, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of stolen property and theft.

Over the past ten years, Watterson has served prison time for arson, theft, burglary and for making false writing, ID theft and and forgery, according the Kansas Department of Corrections.

She is expected in court later this week on the new charges, according to district court officials.