UPDATE: NCSD said at 12:19 p.m. Thursday the heightened awareness statuses at NCHS, Dean Morgan and Park Elemenatary have been lifted. Normal school operations have resumed.
UPDATE: NCSD said at 11:24 a.m. Thursday that no guns were found after the report on Thursday. A third student has also been identified in possible connection with the initial report, NCSD said. More details are available in this article.
UPDATE: As of 10:43 a.m. Thursday, the lockout has been lifted at NCHS, according to NCSD. Students and staff are safe.
NCHS, Dean Morgan Junior High and Park Elementary remain on heightened awareness as a precautionary safety measure. Law enforcement will have an increased presence in the area. School operations are otherwise expected to continue.
CASPER, Wyo. — Natrona County High School is on lockout as a precautionary measure after the school received a report of students with guns on campus, the Natrona County School District said at 10:06 a.m. Thursday.
Law enforcement immediately responded after the report and two students are in the custody of the Casper Police Department, NCSD said.
“Out of an abundance of caution, NCHS is in a lockout while the investigation is ongoing,” NCSD said. “More information will be provided, as soon as available.”
Park Elementary School and Dean Morgan Middle School are on heightened awareness due to the investigation at NCHS, NCSD said in an update at 10:21 a.m. Thursday.
“Students and staff are safe,” NCSD said in the update. “There will be no outside activities at this time. There is no known safety concern to Park Elementary or Dean Morgan Junior High; however, as a precautionary measure, these schools are on heightened awareness. There is an increased presence of law enforcement in the area.”
The incident comes less than a week after a report of a student bringing a gun to campus at NCHS on Friday, Oct. 7. One student was taken into custody during that investigation.