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Alleged gun shots nearby puts two schools on lockdown

Two schools were put on lockdown this morning as a precautionary measure after reports of possible gunshots in the area.

According to the Nye County School District, the Nye County Sheriff’s Office called Rosemary Clarke Middle School Principal Tim Wombaker this morning to inform him they had requested the school go into lock own as a precautionary measure after receiving a report of gun shots in the vicinity.

Manse Elementary School was also placed into lockdown by district staff as a precautionary measure.

Both schools were cleared and released from lockdown approximately 20 minutes after being notified, the school district said in a statement. The lockdown that was lifted around 9 a.m.

Rosemary Clarke Middle School, Manse Elementary School and district officials were notified of no danger to students and staff.

Police are investigating the incident.

Please check back for more details as they become available.

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