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January 17, 2022

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North Las Vegas school locked down over unfounded weapon report

Cram Middle School in North Las Vegas was locked down today after reports that a weapon might be on campus, according to Clark County School District Police. 

No weapon was found, but a number of parents showed up at the school after receiving text messages from their children, Lt. Bryan Zink said.

“The first instinct shouldn’t be to rush to a school, because if the school is in a lockdown, you’re not going to be able to get in,” Zink said. “We’ve seen that as parents start flooding toward the school, if something had happened, it would delay first responders from responding.”

The news comes days after a 15-year-old in Michigan was accused of opening fire at Oxford High School, about 45 miles north of Detroit. Four students were killed and seven people injured.

Zink said schools are still “the safest places for your kids because they’re under constant supervision.”