Reno Middle School Locked Down After Guns Found in Garbage

RENO, Nev. (AP) - A Reno middle school was locked down for more
than two hours today after two guns were found in a garbage can outside the school.

A custodian found a rifle and a shotgun at Billinghurst Middle School at about 11 a.m.

Washoe County School Police Lieutenant Dale Richardson says the school was placed under "code yellow," which restricts students to their classroom. Escorts were provided to anyone who needed to move out of their class.

The alert was lifted at about 1:30 p.m.

Richardson says there's a good chance the weapons were stolen during a residential burglary and stashed in the school garbage can. School district police confiscated the guns.

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