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Students gathered outside a CCSD school building. (FILE) 

NORTH LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A soft lock down at Canyon Springs High School was lifted after police failed to locate two reported trespassers.  

North Las Vegas police public information officer Eric Levitt said officers were assisting Clark County School District police after two non-students were found roaming on campus. 

According to CCSD Police, during a soft lock down no one can enter or exit the school, but students can move about freely within the campus.

CCSD police tried to detain the pair but one ran away into a nearby neighborhood and police lost sight of the other trespasser. 

A perimeter was set up near the school to find the trespassers, but they were not located, CCSD Captain Roberto Morales said. 

Claude G. Perkins Elementary School, Elizabeth Wilhelm Elementary School and Marvin M. Sedway Middle School were also placed on lock down as a precaution. 

One mother, Veronica Lancaster, said she was considering homeschooling her child, because of safety concerns.

“One of those people that went into this campus, could have been the shooter and could have went in there and shot these kids up,” Lancaster said. “Nobody is doing anything to keep these kids safe.”

Lancaster was furious when she picked up her daughter from school, she said the school should have immediately went into a hard lockdown when trespassers arrived on school property and alerted parents.

“How did two people get into this campus after there was a shooting on Monday,” Lancaster said. “There’s children as you can see walking off the property, nobody is doing anything.”

She’s upset because two trespassers were seen on school property causing a soft lockdown.

This comes just 4 days after a student, 18-year-old Dalvin Brown, was shot and killed at Canyon Springs — but she said wasn’t notified by the school.

[RELATED: North Las Vegas Police investigating teen's homicide at Canyon Springs High]

“If they’re hearing that, I should be seeing police,” Aretha Harden, a parent of a sophomore, said. “I should be seeing something, somebody here they’re acting like there’s nothing wrong and it’s everyday as usual.”

Parents were upset for two reasons, firstly, they didn’t hear about the lockdown from the school and secondly, they didn’t see police anywhere near campus as they picked up their kids.

“There was no police when we got here either,” Aurora Espinoza said. “How are they taking care of the school? How are our children actually safe?”

Espinoza added the school needed metal detectors and that parents of students at Canyon Springs need to stock together to make that change happen.

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