LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A juvenile was arrested at a Las Vegas-area school Tuesday after they brought a firearm on campus.
According to a message from the principal of the school, on Tuesday, Nov. 21, officers with the Clark County School District Police Department arrested a juvenile for possession of a firearm at Clark High School.
Principal Kerry Larnerd said there were no threats to the school or students, but the school was placed in a brief lockdown as a precaution.
Lanerd told parents and guardians to discuss school safety with their children and remind them that weapons of any kind are not permitted on campus.
This is the 22nd gun confiscated by the CCSDPD since the 2023-2024 school year began in August. The last was at Durango High School on Nov. 6.
The full message sent to Clark High School families can be read below:
Dear Clark Community:
This is Ed W. Clark High School Principal Kerry Larnerd.
In an effort to keep you informed of matters happening within our community, I want to make you aware of an incident that occurred today.
This morning, CCSD Police arrested a juvenile for possession of a firearm. There were no threats to the school or students. As part of the investigation, the school was placed in a brief lockdown out of an abundance of caution.
Due to privacy law, we are unable to discuss individual student matters, however, this event serves as a reminder that weapons of any kind are not permitted on campus.
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 reporting 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.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your child, please feel free to call us at 702-799-5800.