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CCSD: Student pulls knife, assaults another student during fight at Cimarron-Memorial High School

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Posted at 9:49 AM, Dec 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-15 16:38:08-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The principal of Cimarron-Memorial High School says a staff member at the school acted quickly and intervened when one student pulled a knife on another during a fight Wednesday morning.

The campus went on a hard lockdown "out of an abundance of caution" for part of the morning as police investigated, she says.

In a message to parents, the principal said the student with the knife assaulted the other. It is not clear at this time what condition that student is in or any extent of injuries.

Read the full message below:

I want to provide an update to our families regarding a message sent to you earlier today. Two students were involved in an altercation when one took out a knife and assaulted the other student.

A CCSD staff member acted quickly and intervened, disarming the subject and called for help. CCSD Police quickly responded and handled the situation.

The school was placed on a hard lockdown out of an abundance of caution and remained on lockdown for part of the morning as police investigated.

Please take this opportunity to discuss school safety with your child. Parents, please remind your child to never hesitate reporting anything that may be a safety issue to an adult.

Students and parents can also make reports through the SafeVoice reporting system by calling 1-833-216-SAFE (7233), through the website at safevoicenv.org or through the free downloadable phone app. Or call CCSDPD dispatch at 702-799-5411 for immediate attention.

We take the personal safety of each and every student very seriously. If you have any concerns, questions or need school assistance, please contact me at (702) 799-4400.

No other details were immediately available.

This story was updated with the latest message to parents from the school.