Police say three homes were broken into within 10 minutes of one another.
Homeowners were confronted at all three homes.
Police requested that St. James School be placed on lock down while they search for the suspect. They also said to consider any suspects involved to be armed and dangerous.
Initial reports indicated that a suspect held one homeowner at gunpoint before fleeing on foot.
Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS hotline at (816) 238-TIPS.