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Person with Gun Detained Near Shadow Ridge High School

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, March 29, 2023 2:28 pm

LAS VEGAS – Police have reported that at least one person was detained on Wednesday after being seen carrying a gun near Shadow Ridge High School. The sighting led to the campus being put into a “hard lockdown” for over an hour. However, the Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed this was not an active shooter.

Principal Taci Kannon said the incident was a “rumored threat,” and no injuries have been reported. Police have cleared the school, and students are expected to be released soon.

Details about the person who was detained have not yet been made available. The false alarm led to the postponement of Shadow Ridge’s baseball game against Foothill High School, confirmed by a coach on Wednesday afternoon.

Clark County School District police Lt. Bryan Zink explained that hard lockdowns are put in place when there is a report of a person on campus with a firearm. In contrast, soft lockdowns only require the school to lock doors leading into the campus and do not disrupt classroom time. Clark County schools conduct five lockdown drills annually, including three hard and two soft lockdowns.

In response to the incident, the Clark County Education Association, which represents teachers, has posted a statement on Twitter calling for action against gun violence. The association urged legislators and the Governor to take immediate action to prevent such incidents from happening in the future.

Credits: Review Journal

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