LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Canyon Springs High School officials said a student was arrested Friday morning after making a false report of a weapon on the school’s campus.
According to the principal of the North Las Vegas high school, the school was placed on a brief lockdown on the morning of Friday, Feb. 2.
Principal Louis Markouzis wrote in a letter to families there was a rumor of a weapon on campus, prompting the lockdown. Clark County School District Police investigated and did not find a weapon.
Police arrested a student for making a false report, as making a false 911 report is a criminal offense.
Additionally, Principal Markouzis also said there was a report of a possible stabbing on the school’s campus. After investigating, police said that the report was unsubstantiated.
The lockdown was lifted shortly after the arrest and the school day continued as normal.
The letter sent to Canyon Springs High School families is below.
This is Louis Markouzis, Principal at Canyon Springs High School.
The safety of our students is the number one priority. As always, we want to keep you informed of important matters happening within our school community.
This morning, the school was placed on a brief lockdown out of an abundance of caution due to a rumor of a weapon on campus. CCSD Police investigated and no weapon has been located. Police did arrest a student for making a false report. We would ask parents to remind their students that making a false 911 report is a criminal offense.
Additionally, at the same time there was a report of a possible stabbing on our campus. Police investigated and deemed it to be unsubstantiated.
The lockdown has been lifted and the school day will continue as normal.
Please know that we cannot discuss individual student matters but if you have any questions about your child please call our school main office at 702-799-1870