Stay-put order issued for Douglas High School has been lifted
March 14, 2018
While a stay-put order stymied students at Douglas High School from participating in a national walkout, a score of adult supporters stood with signs to support student.
Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Scott Shick confirmed that the high school got a threat on Wednesday morning.
“You have to take these things seriously,” he said.
Douglas County deputies and Nevada Highway Patrol troopers patrolled the campus and the vicinity.
Alpine County residents Dianna Mitzner and Marry Murray Edwards were early arrivals with signs in support of the students.
“I hope they let them express themselves with what’s happening,” Edwards, who taught for 25 years.
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Alpine County students attend Douglas High School.
Johnson Lane resident Laura Cadot said three students managed to evade the stay-put order and joined the demonstration.
“They went out anyway,” Cadot said. “We had an officer escort them back in.”
Cadot said students plan to reschedule their walkout on another day.
The stay-put order issued for Douglas High School this morning has been lifted. The unsubstantiated threat is being investigated by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Parents were notified about 9:22 by phone.
“Douglas High School has received an unsubstantiated threat to the school. The sheriff's office is involved and investigating the situation. We will be on stay put until further notice,” the automated phone call said.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to the school. Story is developing and will be updated once factual information is available.