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Southeast Tech in east Las Vegas lockdown lifted; reports of student with gun unfounded

School encourages students to report safety concerns
Posted at 10:58 AM, Oct 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-06 22:32:35-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The administration at South East Technical Academy is asking parents to talk to their kids and make sure students know not to hesitate to report suspicious activity or safety concerns to staff after an anonymous threat — later deemed unfounded by police — was made to the school.

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Officials with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department say they were called about a student who had a gun at the high school on Mountain Vista Street near Russell Road just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

LVMPD officers along with Clark County School District authorities were searching the campus as of 10:45 a.m. but later said those initial reports were unfounded.

And authorities were able to lift the school lockdown before noon.

The school sent a memo to families encouraging students to report anything that could be a safety issue. Read the full memo below.

Hello TECH Families,

We had an anonymous threat reported to our school today. We immediately initiated a hard lockdown and notified CCSD Police. After a thorough investigation by CCSD and Metro Police, the hard lockdown was been lifted and no weapon was located. After the lockdown was lifted students returned to regular instruction.

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 or through the free downloadable phone app.

Thank you,

SE TECH Administration