Lockdowns lifted at area high schools following unfounded threats

Published: Apr. 3, 2023 at 10:58 AM PDT
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ELKO, Nev. (KOLO) - Update at 11:38 a.m.: The Elko County Sheriff’s Office says Wells High School is safe and there is no active threat.

Monday morning, Elko County law enforcement, Nevada State Police, EMS, and fire responded to the high school for reports of an active assailant, and several students being injured.

After they arrived, it became apparent the 911 call was false. The school was cleared and deemed safe by law enforcement. They say there is no threat to the school at this time.

Update at 11:19 a.m.: The lockdown at Damonte Ranch High School has been lifted.

Original Article: Both campuses at Wells Combined School were placed into lockdown Monday morning after a shooting threat was made.

The campuses were placed into lockdown after the threat to Wells High School was made around 9:50 a.m.

Agencies responded and cleared the area, and the Elko County School District says there is no immediate threat or harm. Agencies will also continue to search and monitor and clear the elementary school.

They ask people to avoid the area at this time.

The Elko County School District says they believe this threat is part of a cluster of swatting calls being made to various schools in the state Monday.

There have also bee reports of a lockdown at the Damonte Ranch High School in Reno. We have sent a crew to the school and will report more information once it becomes available.