weather icon Clear

Pahrump high school student arrested for knife on campus

A 18-year-old Pahrump Valley High School student was arrested this week after he allegedly brought a 6-inch knife to school and threatened two other students, according to the Nye County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to the high school, at 501 E. Calvada Blvd. in Pahrump, on Monday after staff received “several anonymous tips” that a student had brought a knife to school, the sheriff’s office said in a video news release. Police determined that Tyler Jackson, 18, had threatened two juvenile students with the weapon.

When Jackson was brought to the school’s office, “a 6-inch blade knife fell from his sweatshirt and was seized by school staff,” Sgt. Ann Horak said.

“During a conversation with Jackson, one of two juveniles asked him to leave him alone, at which point Jackson brandished the knife from his sweatshirt pocket and threatened the juveniles,” Horak said.

Jackson was booked into the Nye County Detention Center, and he faces charges of possession of a dangerous weapon on school property, drawing a deadly weapon in a threatening manner, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of child abuse, Horak said.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
5 things to know about COVID-19 vaccine for kids 12-15

Is the vaccine safe? Is it effective? Where can my child get a shot? Will proof of vaccination be required for public schools in the fall?

Nye County Dems and rural caucus touring Nevada

Two members of the Nye County Democratic Central Committee and Nevada Rural Democratic Caucus are striking out on a tour around the Silver State this month, aiming to drum up support and leadership in preparation for what is anticipated to be a highly contentious election in 2022, and Democrats in Nye, Esmeralda and Lincoln counties will have the opportunity to meet the duo over the next week.

Forget-Me-Not fundraiser set for this weekend in Pahrump

When it comes to veterans, Pahrump is well-known as a community that cares deeply for these men and women who have served the country. Former military service members have often sacrificed their own personal pursuits and happiness, and even their physical and mental health, in their effort to ensure America remains the land of the free and the home of the brave, and this weekend, area residents will have the chance to once again show just how much they support their local veterans during the two-day Forget-Me-Not campaign.

TIM BURKE: Government may finally release a UFO report

The truth is out there. Maybe. Nevada is a hot spot for UFO sightings and conspiracy theories regarding a government cover-up. Area 51 has long been rumored to be a location where UFOs are hidden from the public.