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Carson High shooting threat a hoax, says Sheriff’s Office

Threats of a school shooting at Carson High School have been determined to be a hoax by the Carson City Sheriff’s Office.

At 8:30 p.m., Carson City Dispatch Center was informed of reports of a threatened shooting to take place at Carson High School Wednesday, Oct. 18. Detectives and School Resources Officers were immediately dispatched to assist patrol deputies in tracking down the threat.

It was determined that the threat was a relay of a Snapchat that originated in Pennsylvania and was not connected to Carson City or the high school. The relay was done by a concerned Carson High student who relayed the message via social media locally before informing his/her parents.

The source of the Snapchat was verified by Carson City Detectives with the help of Pennsylvania authorities and believe that there was never a threat to the school.

“Everything is safe,” said Sheriff Ken Furlong.

In coordination with the Carson City District Superintendent Richard Stokes, all Carson City schools will be open at normal hours Wednesday morning. As a precaution, the Sheriff’s Office will provide additional officers at the school for the day.

Man arrested in connection with Saturday morning shooting

5 p.m. Update

Release from the Carson City Sheriff's Office:

At 3:10 a.m., Saturday, the Sheriff's Office 911 Center received reports from residents who heard gunshots along East Highway 50 East in Carson City.

At 3:16 a.m., deputies made contact with the victims at Highway 50 and Deer Run Road.  Information was obtained that the shooting took place while they were driving eastbound toward Lyon County.  Their vehicle was struck by approximately 13 shots and one passenger in the vehicle was struck in the arm.

The victim, whose name is not being released at this time, was transported to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center by Carson City Fire/Paramedics, where he was treated and released for a gunshot injury to the arm.  No other injuries were reported.

As a result of social media releases, information regarding the identity of the suspects was received by sheriff's detectives that led them to a Lyon County residence.

At the residence, Travis Donald Mickelson, 36, was taken into custody without incident.

Mickelson is being held at the Carson City Jail on a charge of attempted murder, with bail set at  $75,000, as well as a charge of battery with a deadly weapon/with substantial bodily harm, and assault with a deadly weapon.

Initial post

One man has been arrested in connection with an early morning shooting Saturday.

Deputies responded to reports of a shooting at 3 a.m., Saturday morning at Highway 50. The victims had been at the AM/PM gas station at Highway 50 and Lompa Lane when they encountered a male, identified as Travis Mickelson, and his female passenger. They were in a blue van, possibly an older Dodge Caravan.

The suspect and victim vehicles both left the gas station at separate times, driving east on Highway 50. The suspect vehicle pulled up alongside the victim vehicle and shot at them several times.

One passenger was hit in the shoulder.

Deputies and paramedics were able to treat the victim and he was transported to Renown Regional Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

Mickelson was arrested by Lyon County police Saturday afternoon. The female was also located but is not being arrested at this time.

Anyone with information please contact the Carson City Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center at 775-887-2677, Detective Sam Hatley 775-283-7852, or Captain Brian Humphrey 775-283-7850.