Active Emergency Information

  • screen shot of PDF's cover This page is designed to provide accurate and verified information during an emergency situation. Please continue to check this page during an emergency as it will be updated when new, verified information is available and/or at regular intervals. During an emergency it often takes first responders and emergency management personnel time to verify critical information. If there is no new and verified information at the end of the regular interval, updates will say “No new information at this time.”

     

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  • 7/13/2021 12:25 p.m. Huffaker has been placed in a precautionary code yellow while police investigate reports of suspicious activity in the area. an update will be posted on this page by 1:00 p.m. at the latest

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  • 5/27 2:25 p.m. Poulakidas Elementary School was placed on a brief precautionary Code Yellow after school staff heard sounds of target practice in the area behind the school. Students were brought in from the playground as a precaution. The precautionary Code Yellow was lifted after the participants left the area.

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  • 5/26/21 at 4:00 p.m. -- Bernice Mathews Elementary has been returned to code green, school will return to normal operations. This will be the last update.  

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  • 5/26/21 at 3:50 p.m. -- Bernice Mathews Elementary has been placed on a precautionary coded yellow due to possible police activity in the ares. The next update will be provided by 4:00. 

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  • 5/14/21 at 1:30 p.m. Billinghurst Middle School, a small fire was set at the school. Reno Fire responded and students are now re-entering the building. Release will be as scheduled. This will be the last update. 

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  • 5/14/21 at 1:13 p.m. -- The fire alarm was activated at Billinghurst Middle School. Students have been evacuated and Reno Fire and School Police are on their way. The next update will be provided by 1:30. 

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  • 4/20/2021 2:01 p.m. The precautionary code yellow lockdown at Sparks Middle School has been lifted. this is the last update about this event 

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  • 4/20/2021 1:45 p.m. Sparks Middle School has been placed in a precautionary Code Yellow Lockdown. An update will be posted here by 2:15 p.m. at the latest 

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  • 4/20/2021 1 p.m. Double Diamond ES has resumed normal operations. The Fire Department has determined that the school is safe. this is the last update on this event.  

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  • 4/20/2021 1 p.m. Hug High School has resumed normal operations. The Fire Department has determined that the school is safe. this is the last update on this event.  

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  • 4/20/2021 12:50 p.m. Hug High School. No new information to share at this time. an update will be provided at 1:30 at the latest.

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  • 4/20/2021 12:45 a.m. Double Diamond Elementary School. No new information to share at this time. an update will be provided at 1:15 at the latest.

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  • 4/20/2021 12:20 p.m. Hug High School. No new information to share at this time. an update will be provided at 12:50 at the latest.

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  • 4/20/2021 12:15 a.m. Double Diamond Elementary School. No new information to share at this time. an update will be provided at 12:45 at the latest.

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  • 4/20/2021 11:42 a.m. Hug High School has been evacuated due to an active fire alarm. School police and the fire department are responding. an update will be posted by 12:20 at the latest.

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  • 4/20/2021 11:40 a.m. Double Diamond Elementary School has been evacuated due to an active fire alarm. School police and the fire department are responding. an update will be posted by 12:15 at the latest.

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  • 4/13/2021 The precautionary code yellow lockdown at Sparks High School and Mitchell Elementary has been lifted. police have determined that the school is safe. this is the last update on this event. 

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  • 4/13/2021 2:40 p.m. Sparks High School and Mitchell Elementary are under a precautionary code yellow lockdown due to police activity in the area. an update will be posted on this page by 3:15 p.m. at the latest

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  • 3/31/2021 10:15 a.m. Sun Valley Elementary School has retuned to normal operation. Experts have determined that the school is safe. this is the last update about this incident. 

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  • 10 a.m. 3/31/2021 Sun Valley Elementary School is in a Precautionary Code Yellow lockdown while experts investigate a reported gas odor. a new update will be posted by 10:30 at the latest 

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