LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Cheyenne High School student was arrested Friday morning for bringing a gun to school in a backpack.
According to a statement from the principal, Dr. Zachary Robbins, CCSD police officers made the arrest after following up on a tip that a student had a firearm on campus.
The 15-year-old sophomore is facing charges of carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a dangerous weapon on school property, minor in possession of a firearm, resisting arrest and disturbance of school.
The incident happened around 7:41 a.m. when school staff approached the student who turned over the backpack to them and then attempted to flee on foot. The student was caught after a short chase and taken into custody.
The school was briefly placed on a hard lockdown as a precaution. Robbins said no threats were made toward the school or any individuals.
“Please take this opportunity to discuss school safety with your child. If they ever face a situation where they are unsure whether or not to share information with an adult, please remind them to never hesitate to report anything that may be a safety issue,” Robbins said.
Students and parents can always make reports through SafeVoice by calling 1-833-216-SAFE (7233) or on the website safevoicenv.org.