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Two people of interest sought in possible gunshot incident near school

Police are looking for two persons of interest related to a report of possible gunshots this morning that sent two schools into lockdown.

The Nye County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man and a woman who were in an older model, aqua blue van near Rosemary Clarke Middle School around 8 a.m. this morning.

According to police, the woman was hanging out the window yelling at two people when the male allegedly pointed an unknown object out the window.

Sheriff’s deputies and a Nevada Highway Patrol officer were dispatched to the area along N. Blagg Road.

Rosemary Clarke and Manse Elementary went into lockdown after 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.

A Sheriff’s deputy was placed in Rosemary Clarke to help secure the campus.

Manse 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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