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Las Vegas high school student arrested with loaded gun on campus

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Posted at 4:55 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 19:57:36-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County School District police report a local high school student was arrested Friday afternoon with a loaded gun.

A 17-year-old Sunrise Mountain High School senior was taken into police custody after bringing a firearm to campus.

School district police said the student was carrying the gun in his pants pocket with the incident reported just after 12:30 p.m.

The student was taken to the Clark County juvenile detention center and is facing the following charges:

  • Minor in possession of a firearm
  • Carrying a concealed firearm
  • Possession of a dangerous weapon on school property

Sunrise Mountain HS principal AJ Adams also sent the following message to parents:

Good afternoon parents this is AJ Adams, your principal at Sunrise Mountain High School.

Providing a safe and positive learning environment for students is our number one priority, and I wanted to keep you informed of important issues happening within our school community.

Today, Clark County School District Police officers followed up on a tip and arrested a student for having a firearm on campus. It does not appear that there were any threats made towards the school or our students.

Please take this opportunity to discuss school safety with your child. If they ever face a situation where they are unsure whether or not to share information with an adult, please remind them to never hesitate to report anything that may be a safety issue.

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 [safevoicenv.org] or through the free downloadable phone app.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at 702-799-7207. Thank you and have a good weekend.

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