Two high school students are facing charges in separate incidents involving allegations of threatening behavior as the first day of school started for Clark County School District. In one case a student had a loaded gun on campus.
According to Clark County School District Police Captain Ken Young, a 16-year-old was arrested at Green Valley High School Monday after it was discovered he was carrying a loaded 9mm handgun.
Young said, staff noticed he was acting unusual and called police to the campus. That student will face charges of possession of a dangerous weapon on school property.
Word of the incident spread quickly around campus.
“I haven’t heard about who actually done it, but whoever it is, they’re crazy,” said Eric Smith, student!
“My sister texted me and she said ‘are you guys ok,’ said Karter Kares, student. Karter’s sister told her “that they caught a guy with a gun in the school. It was scary.”
On Sunday, a student from Foothill High School was arrested after school officials received two tips about possible school shootings. One tip was unfounded, but the other tip led police to the Foothill teen, Young said.
School Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara says the tips were received through the “Safe Voice” anonymous reporting system that led to the student’s arrest from Foothill High School. Dr. Jara says that system is already paying dividends.
“It’s critical that our children are involved with our schools, and one of the tips resulted in our police doing an investigation, and the student was apprehended even before school started for a threat,” Dr. Jara said.
That teen is facing charges of making a terroristic threat.