A 16-year-old student was arrested for bringing a gun into Centennial High School Wednesday morning, police said.
Clark County School District Police said a student had reported to a school officer that the boy had a gun in the school at 10200 West Centennial Parkway.
CCSD PD Lt. Roberto Morales said police took the boy into custody without incident. He was booked into the juvenile detention center for possession of a dangerous weapon on school property.
The investigation started early in the morning at the beginning of school. Police "made contact" with the boy at about 10 a.m.
Police said he had a 9mm handgun but did not know where he got the gun.
No one was hurt and police said more charges could be filed.
Desiree Glass, a junior at Centennial said it was a frustrating situation.
“I think it’s just kind of sad because ... the principal talks like this should be your safe zone, like you should feel comfortable here if you have things going on at home," Glass said. But it’s like you don’t, because people bring guns to school.”
Desiree's dad, Larry Glass said many questions need to be answered.
“It’s more of a parent’s responsibility because, why is the gun loaded? Why is the gun not locked up? How did the kid get the gun? Why would the kid bring the gun to school or to church or to the grocery store? Why?," Larry Glass said.
School principal Trent Day sent a letter to parents which detailed the incident. The letter also reminded parents to discuss school safety with their child.
It was the second reported gun brought to a CCSD school in as many weeks. Another teen was arrested for bringing a gun to Green Valley High School on the first day of class.
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