LVMPD: Initial reports of possible student with a gun at local school ‘appear unfounded’

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) is investigating a now ‘unfounded’ report of an alleged person with a gun at Southeast Career Technical Academy, near Mountain Vista and Russell.

The school’s hard lockdown was lifted after some time as officers continued their investigation.

Police say there have been no reports of a shooting and no suspect has been located. The initial report of a person with a gun appears to be unfounded.

8NewsNow Reporter Joe Moeller says police gave the clear for parents to pick up students from the school early if they want to. Dozens of parents showed up in search of answers, many concerned about their children after the situation in Texas.

“I also knew rumors were flying through the texts, everything from gunshots to a bomb, and I just kept her calm, and when she said someone said they heard gunshots. I said ‘did you’ she said, ‘no’ so I said then it didn’t happen,” said Bonnie Pool, Parent.

Police are investigating where these reports and texts originated from.

LVMPD held a brief news conference near the school to provide more details.

For further information about this incident, please contact the Clark County School District Police Department.

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