LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A local parent asks the Nevada governor to intervene after gunshots erupted during a high school football game.
Christopher Wagner wrote a plea to Governor Steve Sisolak following a Friday night brawl at Desert Oasis High School. The video shows CCDS police officers spraying pepper spray before someone fires six shots into the air.
“We live in Las Vegas, where the biggest mass shooting ever occurred in the United States,” said Wagner, who has a child at Desert Oasis. “If there’s one city that should take this seriously, it should be us. It is pure luck that someone was not injured or killed.
The school district issued a statement on Saturday afternoon.
“Last night we had a situation where individuals were involved in an altercation after the football game,” the statement read. “At one point, shots were fired into the air. Fortunately, no one got hurt. The police are investigating. “
Wagner said the statement came too late and didn’t go far enough.
“What I wanted to see is for the director and the superintendent to come and say, ‘We have a major event. It got out of hand. We had to use pepper spray.
Wagner said this statement motivated his letter to Governor Sisolak.
“If I cannot trust the school administration for the safety and well-being of my children, then who can I trust,” Wagner asked.
CCDS police said the incident was the first game involving a gun fight in the school year.