BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — Police in suburban Kansas City say two steers that escaped from a Blue Springs meat processing plant where shot and killed by police — including one on a high school football field.

Blue Springs Police spokeswoman Jennifer Brady confirmed the incident happened Wednesday afternoon, after three steers escaped the Valley Oaks plant and headed through residential and business streets.

One steer was captured and loaded onto a trailer, but Brady says the other two had to be killed because they were acting aggressively. One steer was shot by police as it headed onto Interstate 70.

The other made its way to a Blue Springs High School football field, where it was fatally shot.

Brady says students were kept inside the school as the animal was shot.

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