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Teen who took gun to NLV high school in custody

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The Clark County School District Police Department reported a student was found to be in possession of a gun at a North Las Vegas high school Friday.

According to the department’s Capt. Ken Young, the incident took place at Mojave High School, located at 5302 N. Goldfield St.

Young said a 14-year-old female student had the firearm, but that student did not pull the gun on anyone or make any threats.

Despite what police said, twin girls who attend the school told FOX5 the girl with the gun was trying to find one of them.

“I really thought that I could get hurt. She could have shot me right there. She was after my sister,” student Allexis Smith said.

Allexis said she was in class when the girl with the firearm started asking about her sister. The situation escalated when the girl flashed her gun.

“She pulled out her backpack and she loaded a gun - she literally loaded a gun,” she said.

Moments later, school police arrested the freshman. Allexis’ sister, Allanis Smith, said it wasn’t a moment too soon.

“Luckily, she didn’t make it past first period because she could have done something to me because I have a whole class with her,” Allanis said.

The girl was placed in a juvenile detention facility and will be charged with having a weapon on school property.

Debra Smith, mother to the twin girls, said the school needs to do more to keep her kids safe.

I’m ready to take my kids out of the school. I knew I wasn’t supposed to have them in that school anyway because I was told that two kids got shot last year,” she said.  

Still, Smith is grateful for the outcome.

“Something could have really happened to my baby, and I just thank God that it ended the way it did and the school was on top of it, so that helped a lot, too,” she said.

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