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CCSD Police: 9-year-old brings gun to school

LAS VEGAS - Clark County School Police said officers had to investigate an incident in which a gun was brought on a school's campus Wednesday.

According to authorities, a 9-year-old boy who attends Helen Marie Smith Elementary in Las Vegas brought an empty .22 caliber gun to school.

School officials told police they receive an anonymous tip about the gun between 8:30 a.m. and 8:45 a.m.

CCSD Police were called and they came to the school and took the student into custody, but the child was not arrested.

One local mother says she never imagined she would have to address guns on campus with her elementary-aged children.

"We've had a couple of different ones because of October 1 and different things that have happened at schools," Shellie Tingey said. "Its frightening to hear your kids talking about hard lockdowns, but we just talk about it and as we discuss as a family, I kind of take the temperature of what they're comfortable with."

The student was referred to The Harbor, which is a diversion program for first-time juveniles who get into trouble. He's too young to be booked into the juvenile detention center.

This latest incident is the eight incident since the Clark County School District started its 2018-19 school year.  All of the gun incidents at schools in CCSD so far this academic year, have been at high schools. This was the first incident at an elementary school.

 


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