August 23, 2014
CARSON CITY, NV - A lockdown is over at Carson Middle School after reports of a threat proved unfounded and made up.
Sheriff Ken Furlong tells KOLO 8 News Now about 1PM Wednesday, a student reported a threat by two other students with a gun. The school was immediately put on lockdown while deputies searched the school, looking for evidence of a weapon.
After about two hours, Furlong says, no weapon was found and deputies had a chance to talk to all the students they believe were involved. They found no evidence of a weapon or other threat, and they believe the reporting student made the whole thing up. That student has been charged with filing a false report and has been taken to juvenile detention.
Once the school was deemed safe, students were okayed to be picked up by parents.