Student with fire extinguisher leads to school lockdown

By  | 
View Map

RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Washoe County School District says there is no longer any lockdown at Turning Point School on Hunter Lake Drive, just west of Reno High School, after a Code Red gave way to a precautionary Code Yellow. Both lockdowns are lifted.

School police say the Code Red lockdown was ordered the morning of December 5, 2017 after a middle school-age student started acting erratically, grabbed a fire extinguisher and started breaking things. Nobody was hurt, but there is property damage. School police are dealing with the student.

According to the district website, "Turning Point is a self-contained program on an alternative campus in the Washoe County School District (WCSD) in Reno, Nevada. The Turning Point program helps individual special needs children who have problems and who have demonstrated significant behavioral regression in the least restrictive environment. (LRE) on a middle school or high school campus even with supplemental aides, services, modifications, and individual behavior plans."