Las Vegas High School student arrested for having gun, drugs on school’s property

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Clark School District Police arrested a student at Las Vegas High School Wednesday.  According to CCSDPD, officers found a gun and drugs inside his car on the school’s property.

CCSD Police Sgt. Brian Zink said school staff was tipped off about the marijuana, so they begin to investigate.  CCSDPD officers met the staff at the school after getting consent from one of the student’s family member to search the car.

Officers found a .40 caliber handgun in the student’s backpack.  Seven ammunition magazines were also found.

The 17-year-old was booked into the juvenile detention facility. He faces the following charges:

  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • minor possession of a firearm
  • possession of marijuana
  • possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without a license

The following message was sent to parents:

“This is Chris Welch, assistant principal at Las Vegas High School speaking on behalf of Ron Guerzon, principal. Providing a safe, positive learning environment for our students is the number one priority and I wanted to keep you informed of important issues happening within our school community.

You may have noticed police activity on-campus today. Clark County School District Police officers investigated an incident, which resulted in the arrest of a student and the recovery of a loaded firearm in a vehicle in the school parking lot.

The arrest provides us with an opportunity to remind parents to have discussions with their children about reporting any possible suspicious activity or behavior to school administration and/or law enforcement.

Thank you for your continued support. It is only with your help and concern that we can become aware of potential safety concerns and take proper action to protect our campus.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at 702-799-0180 extension 4202.”

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