Woolley and Clyde Cox elementary schools were placed on hard lockdowns around 1:20 p.m. on Thursday following a report of an unknown man acting erratically, according to Clark County School District police.
At least three area institutions are stepping up to help students who were displaced by last week’s sudden closure of Brightwood College, a private for-profit nursing school.
Brightwood College, a for-profit chain with more than 750 campuses nationwide, told students that it will close for good on Friday. About 670 students were enrolled in nursing and other medical programs at its Las Vegas campus.
Gehring Elementary and Bracken STEAM Academy were classified as National Elementary and Secondary Education Act Distinguished Schools by the National Association of ESEA State Program Administrators.
The Opportunity Scholarship program, launched in 2015, allows businesses to donate money toward tuition for low-income students in exchange for a tax write-off.
A UNLV geology professor recently identified fossilized tracks from a primitive reptile on a fallen slab of rock along one of Grand Canyon National Park’s best-known trails.
The lockdowns were called around 1:15 p.m. Friday and lifted at 3 p.m. after school district police determined the threats were not credible.
Volunteers with the Las Vegas-based nonprofit Project 150 on Wednesday began preparing 2,000 holiday meal boxes for students in need for distribution this week. Each one feeds a family of four.
Smart Start, Station Casinos’ philanthropic venture with the Clark County School District, is marking its 18th cycle of donating $10,000 and thousands of volunteer hours to each of its 11 partner elementary schools.
Some 400 students from 40 schools will participate in the Green Our Planet’s Biannual Student Farmers Market.