Students allowed to leave Fernley High School

Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 1:46 PM PDT|Updated: Sep. 16, 2020 at 2:14 PM PDT
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FERNLEY, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE 2:12 P.M. The Lyon County School District says students have been allowed to leave Fernley High School.

The District says there is no evidence to show there was any validity to a called-in threat this morning.

Law Enforcement was present when the High School released students for the day.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Lyon County School District says it has placed Fernley High School on a precautionary lockdown.

The message sent to parents reads:

This afternoon, the FHS office received an anonymous, ambiguous phone call alleging possible harmful actions against the school. FHS administration immediately notified local law enforcement who was on scene immediately. FHS administration immediately placed the school on a Precautionary Lock Out. Class instruction is proceeding as normal in the typical safe and respectful learning environment.

Lyon Co. Superintendent Wayne Workman

The message from the Superintendent stresses that students and staff are safe. The community will be notified when the investigation is complete and the Lock Out is lifted.

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