Sheriff: School, Public Offices in Pahrump, Nevada, on Lockdown

Shooting reports appear to be false alarm
October 2, 2017 Updated: October 2, 2017    

Police and emergency services responded to a school in Pahrump, Nevada, placing it on lockdown.

County officials told BNO News that no shots were fired.

But a school and public offices were placed on lockdown, it said in a statement.

The scare started 10:30 a.m. PT on Monday when police were called to a school in Pahrump. It’s unclear what the original call was about.

“All Nye County and Town of Pahrump government office have been closed in Pahrump as precautionary measures. This includes the courthouse on Basin Avenue. (10:31 a.m.),” the sheriff’s office said.

There is no active shooter and no shots fired, according to the Director of Nye County Emergency Management, KTNV reported.

“The director says that a known felon brought his child to school today. As a result, all of the schools in Pahrump were put on lockdown. Sheriff’s deputies are now clearing each school. We are still working to get more information on why parents and others thought there was a shooting,” KTNV reported.

Schools are also on lockdown.

Earlier update:

A shooting has been reported at a school in Pahrump, Nevada, on Monday, according to local media reports.

Local broadcaster KTNV reported that public offices in Pahrump, located about 60 miles west of Las Vegas, have been closed.

The Nye County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement: “All Nye County and Town of Pahrump government office have been closed in Pahrump as precautionary measures. This includes the courthouse on Basin Avenue. (10:31 a.m.).”

The sheriff’s office, however, didn’t make any mention of a shooting.

It’s unclear if there were any injuries, KTNV reported.

Details on the shooting are unclear.

Pahrump is located near the Nevada border with California and has a population of 36,000.