LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Cheyenne High School was on lockdown for nearly two hours Thursday morning after a 16-year-old student was detained with a loaded gun, according to statements from school police and the school’s principal.
A message sent to parents said, “Earlier today, CCSD Police officers detained a student on campus and found the student was in possession of a firearm. The school was placed on lockdown during the investigation.”
Officers were flowing up on threats that were posted on social media, according to Clark County School District Police (CCSDPD).
However, a parent we spoke with was outraged over the lack of communication, “I come here every day at 12 and there is an incident every day. They need more police staff. They need a better communication system with parents because anything can happen and you have no idea. I didn’t see the news and I didn’t get a call.”
CCSD Police Lt. Bryan Zink said the lockdown began around 9:45 a.m.
A CCSDPD statement later Thursday said a 16-year-old male student was found to be in possession of a loaded .38 caliber pistol.
The student was taken into custody without incident and booked into Clark County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of possession of a dangerous weapon on school property, carrying a concealed weapon, minor in possession of a firearm, and possession of marijuana under one ounce.
The lockdown was ordered when the gun was found, police said.
Cheyenne High School is located in North Las Vegas at Alexander Road and Simmons Street.