Report of Gun, Traffic Stop Prompt Cheyenne Schools to Lockdown
A report of a gun inside a school coupled with an unrelated high-risk traffic stop prompted three Cheyenne schools to lockdown Thursday afternoon.
According to a Cheyenne Police Department Facebook post, a K-9 team with the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office specializing in firearms detection was called to South High School this morning after a school resource officer received a report that a gun was inside the school.
At the same time, an unrelated incident occurred near the 500 block of Snyder Avenue, in which an officer conducted a high-risk traffic stop on a stolen vehicle.
Due to the proximity of the schools, and the tip officers had received regarding the gun, the decision was made to place South High School into lockdown and Johnson Junior High School and Goins Elementary School into secure perimeters.
The lockdown and secure perimeters were lifted after the K-9 team found no evidence of a gun and the traffic stop was resolved.
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