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Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

Kirkwood High School student newspaper

The Kirkwood Call

After a school shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, the message board is adorned in a yellow ribbon.

Hero teacher killed in South St. Louis City school shooting

Mason Heller, features writer October 25, 2022

Editors’ note: This story contains graphic accounts of gun violence.  A man in a tie-dye t-shirt glances at me as he walks up to place another bouquet of flowers among a sea of roses. Two men...

Ryder George-Lander (Left), Devon Bennett (Center) and Camden Davis (Right) standing together with their skateboards.

A skate park where all are welcome

Lila Shepard, features writer February 21, 2021

The sun is in his eyes and he is about to finally land the trick that he had been working on for weeks. He is excited to show his friends who are watching with anticipation until they notice a police car...

Police officers have been in schools since the 1950s. With recent calls for racial justice and a reevaluation of the policing system, many people have wondered about the roles of police and schools and how they got there in the first place.

History in the hallways: A timeline of police in schools

Kate Schreiber, features + in-depth editor February 21, 2021

To view the timeline, select the link here.

Police and maintenance surround the crime scene on Wednesday, Jan. 6.

Breaking News: Hate crime at KHS

Amelia Hurley, editor-in-chief January 13, 2021

As of Wednesday, Jan. 13, the Kirkwood Police Department and KSD administration did not establish the events that took place at KHS as a hate crime. TKC associates this as a hate crime due to the racial...

KHS School Resource Officer (SRO) Donald Douglas strives to make emotional connections and be a positive influence for all students.

Donald Douglas: Not your average officer

Megan Glasgow, features + in-depth editor November 13, 2020

Donald Douglas has answered patrol calls ranging from bloody noses to violent abuse. He works 12-hour shifts patrolling the community. His uniform is solid black, and he carries a belt complete with a...

Websites such as Backpage have allowed sex trafficking to enter our everyday lives.

STL sex trafficking scandals

Amelia Hurley, features + in-depth editor April 15, 2020

*This story contains anonymous sources. *Katie was on the honor roll at her local high school; many of her peers liked her, but Katie lacked something: a father. He didn’t come home often, but when...

During the week of Sept. 30th through Oct. 6th, along with regular calls for service and traffic enforcement, the Kirkwood Police Department responded to 9 residential / business alarms, 18 motor vehicle accidents and assisted the Fire / EMS Department on 57 calls. 

Police Beat 9/30-10/6

TKC Staff October 18, 2019
Police beat for Sept. 30- Oct. 6
“Lock your cars and if you see anything suspicious, whether it be during the morning or evenings, contact us,” Officer Douglas said.

Spike in car break-ins

Claire Boysen, print managing editor April 19, 2019

As the weather gets warmer, car break-ins increase, according to Officer Donald Douglas, Student Resource Officer (SRO). People who leave their cars unlocked and with valuables visible in their car are...

Police Beat: 12/10-12/16

Police Beat: 12/10-12/16

TKC Staff January 15, 2019

Des Peres Police Department   On Monday, December 10, 2018, larceny report from a building 11600 block of Serama Dr. Package was taken from a mailbox shipped by FedEx and USPS did the final...

Police Beat: 12/3-12/9

Police Beat: 12/3-12/9

TKC Staff January 14, 2019

Des Peres Police Department   On Monday, December 3, 2018, several females stole clothing from a store in West County Center and fled the area. Report was taken. On Monday, December 3, 2018,...

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