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Police: 2 arrested after gun found at West Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas

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Posted at 12:36 PM, Dec 13, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A local school was placed on lockdown on Monday after officials say a gun was found on campus and two arrests were made.

The gun was found at West Preparatory Academy, located near Lake Mead Boulevard and Tonopah Drive, according to a note sent to parents from the school's principal.

The Clark County School District police say they investigated a report of a weapon on campus and a gun was located during the search but there were no threats to the school.

Later in the afternoon, school district police updated the situation and reported that two juveniles were arrested in connection with the gun being located on campus.

West Prep Principal Yolanda Brown also noted that the school was placed on a lockdown out of an abundance of caution and that the safety of the students is her number one priority.

Monday's incident serves as an important opportunity to remind parents and students of safe practices and to look out for each other, according to Brown.