11 Sep Canyon Springs High School incident update

Statement from CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara:

“Today, after school, there was a targeted act of violence outside of the Canyon Springs High School building, and a life was lost.

“On behalf of the CCSD Board of School Trustees, I extend my condolences to the victim’s family.

“While most students had left the campus for the day, several hundred magnet students and athletes were on campus. I want to thank administrators and teachers who worked quickly to ensure all students were moved into the school safely for our lockdown procedures. Staff members followed their training and kept students calm until the lockdown was lifted.

“We are thankful for our School Police who were already on campus and were able to respond immediately. We are also grateful for the response and partnership of the North Las Vegas Police Department, who provided assistance to contain the situation quickly. North Las Vegas Police are the lead on this case and will join School Police for an increased presence on and around campus tomorrow.

“School will be in session tomorrow at Canyon Springs High School and counselors will be available to all students and staff in need.

“If anyone has information regarding today’s incident, please call school police at 702-799-5411 or local law enforcement.”