Student With BB Gun Triggers Alliance High School Lockdown


   Alliance High School went into lockdown mode Monday after staff received a report of a student possibly armed with a gun. 

      Alliance Police Chief Phillip Lukens says in a release that officers quickly responded and located a student who had a BB Gun. 

     The student was taken off the high school grounds, but Chief Lukens says an additional search of the school was conducted as a precaution and that several officers remained on campus for the rest of the school day.

      Alliance wasn’t the only western Nebraska school with a gun-related action Monday. North Platte school officials said in a message to parents that they had prevented a gun on campus incident in response to social media postings over the weekend.

      In the postings, a student threatened to bring a gun to his school because he was feeling bullied. The school district says police made contact with the student’s family, and he did not attend school. 

      There was an extra police presence at the student’s school with officials calling it “a precautionary measure to keep students and staff safe.”