UPDATE (1:00 p.m.): Las Vegas Metro Police and Clark County School Police released new details about the incident at Shadow Ridge High School Wednesday morning.
Metro Assistant Sheriff Jim Seebock told reporters that his department was asked at 10:15 Wednesday morning to assist CCSD police with reports of a student with a gun in the school.
School leaders quickly put the school on full lockdown. Officers then searched the school and located the student they said had been talking about something he shouldn’t have been in a hallway. Seebock said the student they found matched the description given to a teacher by another student who overheard the conversation.
Seebock said they arrested the student and he could face a terroristic threat charge. Police said the boy did not have a gun when he was arrested and no gun had been found inside the school at that time.
“We will not wait, we will not hesitate,” Seebock said before talking about how vigilant his officers are in these circumstances, especially following the deadly shootings in Nashville earlier this week.
As of 1 p.m., students were about to be released to parents for the day and the school will be searched again.
Yvette Craig stood outside the school waiting to pick up her niece and said she doesn’t believe schools are a safe haven for kids.
“It’s ridiculous that it keeps happening like this and it’s sad,” she expressed. “All the parents here want their kids to come home because of all the shootings.”
Elvira Castro was also waiting outside of the school for her daughter on Wednesday. 8 News Now caught up with her as she reunited with her daughter.
“You can’t take people lightly anymore. If they say they’re going to do something. They normally do, do it,” she said.
Police also said it wasn’t clear if any teacher used their panic button installed in classrooms.
UPDATE (11:30 a.m.): LVMPD officials say they have detained an individual related to the lockdown. Officials are planning a controlled release of Shadow Ridge High School students once police have completed their safety investigation.
UPDATE (11:05 a.m.): “Everything appears okay,” officials from LVMPD say, adding that there is not an active shooter situation at Shadow Ridge High School, and there are no reported injuries.
UPDATE (11:00 a.m.): The principal of Shadow Ridge High School released a statement reading, in part, “Our school is currently on lockdown due to a rumored threat. The threat has not been substantiated.” Principal Traci Kannon went on to say the lockdown is out of an abundance of caution and that there is no active threat.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Wednesday morning said Shadow Ridge High School was in “hard lockdown.”
According to the social media post, police received a call regarding a person with a gun near the school. Police advise that no injuries have been reported. Metro and Clark County School District police are involved in the investigation.
Shadow Ridge High School is in the far northern part of the valley near the Clark County Rifle-Pistol Center which is a large shooting range.
Police advise people to avoid the area and to watch for emergency vehicles.
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