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Las Vegas breaking news for Sept. 18, 2019

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Posted at 1:18 PM, Sep 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 00:54:53-04

The following is a roundup of breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley.

2 P.M.
North Las Vegas police say there has been a serious crash on Las Vegas Boulevard near Evans Street. Las Vegas Boulevard is currently closed in borth directions. At least one person has been transported to UMC Trauma. MORE

1:39 P.M.
Police have detained the person suspected of driving a stolen vehicle and breaking into a home on Marathon Street. No other information is available at this time.

1:30 P.M.
Police responded to Coronado High School today after a teacher noticed a student wearing a black hoodie with a bulky item underneath. The teacher believed the item might be a gun and called the front office and the school was placed on lockdown. Police responded and located the student. The item appeared to be bike handlebars. A message was sent to parents after the incident.

Parents, Today we had a situation on campus that we want to communicate with you to ensure you know what's going on and that your students are safe. The overview of the situation is as follows: A teacher in the 200 hallway noticed a student wearing a black hoodie, with a bulky item underneath. When the teacher looked further, it appeared as though the item was the butt end of a weapon. She immediately called the front office and initiated the Shelter in place/lock down. Police responded to the area, where we got a description of the student and began searching. The student was found in a classroom. The item he had under his sweatshirt was a set of bike handlebars. The teacher was called in by the police to identify this student as the one she saw, and it was verified that it was the same student. Police cleared the situation. It's our top priority to make sure students are safe every day. While today's situation was concerning, our faculty, staff and students executed protocol perfectly and we were able to do our job and clear the situation. Thank you so much for your understanding. Students are back to their normal scheduled classes at this time.

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1 P.M.
Police say that a person who was reportedly driving a stolen vehicle near Rainbow Boulevard and Vegas Drive is in a home in the 1800 block of Marathon Street. Police say that the suspect exited the vehicle and jumped a wall, ending up in the home's backyard. The suspect then allegedly forced his or her way in. Police are attempting to talk the person out of the home at this time.

12:26 P.M.
Police say there was a crash between a bus and a vehicle near Grand Canyon Drive and Reno Avenue. One person was transported to University Medical Center,


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