A teen with a gun was arrested at Green Valley High School on the first day back to class, according to Clark County School District police.
On Monday, a staff member noticed a student "acting out" and got the police involved, Capt. Ken Young, of CCSD police said. Officers found a handgun, however, it was not immediately known why the student had the gun.
Police said the student did not make any threats.
CCSD Police Chief James Ketsaa said teachers thought the student was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
An investigation was ongoing.
“It was all over like the internet and social media. I was like, ‘What?!’” student Eric Smith said. “First day of school, and it’s just like, 'Woah. That’s just crazy.'”
“It was scary,” student Karter Kares said. “But thankfully, the police were here to stop it before anything escalated.”
Student Nerriah Taylor said she knew the student but didn’t believe he would be the type of kid to bring a gun to school.
“The first day especially, I feel like that is very selfish of him. I feel like he tried to get attention,” Taylor said. “I never would have thought he would do something like that. I think he’s had a past before, but not with anything this serious.”
Despite it being the first day of school, this was not the first arrest of the CCSD school year. In a separate incident, Young said a boy was arrested the day before school started for making threats toward Foothill High School.
Superintendent Jesus Jara said he isn’t going to let those students spoil his first day of school at his new district.
“All of our children at Green Valley High School are safe and there was no issue, so I’m just really excited where we are as a system on our first day,” Jara said.
The teen will be charged through the juvenile court system, police said.
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