Clark County School District police and firefighters were called to a “biohazard situation” at Cheyenne High School on Friday.
Students found an “unidentified substance” about 1:30 p.m. in the boys bathroom, said district police spokesman Capt. Ken Young. A school maintenance worker went into the bathroom, found a note and called authorities.
CCSD police requested fire department assistance as a precautionary measure and as the final step in the investigation, Young said. The few staff members who were on campus were taken to a secure location. The situation also caused the postponement of a boys soccer match between Cheyenne and Clark High School, according to a coach.
Fire officials responded about 3:50 p.m. to the school on Alexander Road and Simmons Street to what Young called a “biohazard situation.”
Three fire trucks, one ambulance and a hazmat team from the North Las Vegas Fire Department and Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded to the school. An AMR ambulance also responded.
Young emphasized that there was no bomb, no suspicious package and no backpack being investigated.
The handwritten note was “not so much a threat, but there was a concern,” Young said. He was was unable to give further information about what the hazardous substance was.
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