45°F
weather icon Partly Cloudy

Threat against high school in Las Vegas scrawled on bathroom wall

Updated December 9, 2019 - 1:58 pm

Clark County School District police are investigating a shooting threat written on a bathroom stall wall at Desert Oasis High School.

The threat warns students to stay away from the Las Vegas school Monday “unless you want to get shot.”

CCSD Sgt. Bryan Zink said police are still trying to find the person who wrote the message, but said the threat had been deemed not credible.

Zink said the threat was reported and handled on Thursday, but that a photo of the stall took on a life of its own on social media, as parents expressed concern that the school had not called with information till Monday morning.

“If parents notice extra patrol today, it’s typical for what we do when this kind of thing happens,” Zink said.

CCSD police also investigated a threat at Shadow Ridge High School on Monday, but determined that it was also unfounded after interviewing a person suspected of making the threat, Zink said.

Contact Aleksandra Appleton at aappleton@reviewjournal.com or (702) 383-0218. Follow @aleksappleton on Twitter.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Teachers union files initiative to raise Nevada’s gaming tax

An initiative to raise the top tier of the Nevada gaming tax, sponsored by the Clark County Education Association, would raise an estimated $315 million per year.