PAHRUMP – A report of an active shooter situation prompted a lockdown of Nye County schools including Great Basin College’s Pahrump center Monday.

The lockdown was cancelled at 12:30 p.m., according to GBC.

GBC released a text and email alert to students, faculty and staff informing of the lockdown situation by the Nye County School District.

According to KTNV, a known felon took his child to school Monday, resulting in a lockdown of all schools. Sheriff’s deputies cleared each school as precaution.

No injuries were reported and it is unclear how parents and others thought there was a shooting, said KTNV.

The Nye County Sheriff’s Office reported its deputies observed Duane Johnson, “a wanted felon with a violent past,” at Manse Elementary. When deputies attempted to apprehend him he ran into the school.

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The school was placed on lockdown while deputies searched for him.

“During that search the Nye County Sheriff’s Office received a report that there was a man with a gun at Floyd Elementary,” stated the agency. “NCSO staff responded and cleared the school and that report was deemed false.”

“Our center is safe at this time,” the announcement on GBC’s webpage read, posting at 10:44 a.m.


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