The Carson City School District officials and staff find ourselves seeking the assistance of parents, students and community members to help end the various “Challenges” being recorded and uploaded to social media sites.
These viral trends have made a difficult year, even more difficult. When it comes to these destructive, indecent, inappropriate and unlawful acts, we ask for your assistance in helping us stop these school disruptions.
“I encourage parents to take time to discuss with their children the importance of not participating in dangerous, destructive or illegal social media challenges, and specifically the importance of treating educators, classmates and school property with respect,” said Richard Stokes, superintendent for the Carson City School District. “I encourage parents to monitor their children’s social media activities and talk with them about some of the dangers associated with the platforms. Of course, it’s also important that adults model good behavior while interacting with others in person and while on social media.”
With the Governor’s “Week of Respect” observed Oct. 4-8 and in response to the social media challenges, Carson High School administration, faculty and staff are encouraging students to TikTok-trend something positive. This may include an act of kindness, helping a fellow student out, picking up trash, showing school spirit, etc.
Throughout the month of October, CHS plans on recognizing students who exemplify these positive actions by awarding gift cards.
CCSD Superintendent Richard Stokes
The Carson City Planning Commission, on a split vote early this week, gave the green light to a company that wants to build a sizeable farm animal slaughter house on Highway 50 East in Carson City. Trouble is, the slaughter house will be very close to residential neighborhoods and small businesses off Highway 50 not to mention the Empire Ranch Golf Course and the Empire Ranch subdivision. Slaughter houses are usually located a long way out of town where smelly cattle, noise, flies and loud trucks come and go.
The slaughter house company told the planning commission that there won’t be much delivery noise – maybe 65 head of cattle a week to process. And that the slaughter house will be in “air tight” buildings. No outside corrals. But the neighbors aren’t buying it. They’re very upset over the planning commission’s green light given to the developers. It’s quite likely that the planning commission’s decision will be appealed to the Carson City Board of Supervisors. And there’s always the courts.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has been receiving reports of check fraud related to social media outlets like Facebook and Instagram.
Several reports have been received from social media users who receive friend or follower requests from someone they believe they know. The suspects then sent messages asking for help cashing a check due to not having a bank account or other various excuses.
Fraudulent checks are then sent to the victim who then deposits it into their bank account. The suspects offer to have the victim keep a small portion of the money for their help. The funds are requested to be transferred through money wiring services or through other online methods. The methods used are often untraceable or sent overseas.
Shortly after these transactions take place, the victims are notified by their banks that the checks were returned unpayable leaving the victim financially responsible for the loss by their banking institution.
Be careful when communicating through social media outlets. Not everyone on the internet is who they claim to be. Never cash or deposit checks on someone else’s behalf. Typically, these types of crimes are very difficult to trace leaving the victim responsible to cover the financial loss.
Anyone who has discovered they are a victim of these types of scams are encouraged to report these incidents to the FBI Internet Crime Reporting Center at ic3.gov.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, Dispatch (775) 887-2008, Investigation Division, Detective Kevin Murry (775) 283-7853, Sgt. Craig Lowe (775) 283-7815, Lt. Daniel Gonzales at (775) 283-7850, or Secret Witness (775) 322-4900.
9:30am – Report of a natural gas leak at 4 Wild Sage Circle off County Line Road. Give firefighters some room, folks.
9:38am – Firefighters pull into the driveway. Discover a small gas line going toward the house. Thus far no visible fire.
The Carson City School District announced this week it will continue to require everyone, including students, employees, parents, vendors, volunteers, visitors and guests, to wear facemasks when indoors and while riding in school buses. Despite a drop in covid-19 infection rates, the school district is still suffering from a high infection rates.” Masks must be worn on campus and on school buses. This requirement shall remain enforced until county infection rates reach the “low” category for two weeks in a row.
The mask requirement started on Sept. 2 in response to increased student infections which have reached up to 526 cases in the past month according to school officials. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) strongly recommends that only those within 3 to 6 feet of infected students would be considered endangered. If any infected student was not wearing a mask, then an entire class could be excluded from school and sent home for a 10-day period. Vaccinated students do not need to be excluded or quarantined including those students wearing masks, sitting more than 3 to 6 feet away from infected students.
10:10am A worker accidentally hit a natural gas line inside an unoccupied building at 4338 So. Carson. As he was penetrating a wall the worker damaged a natural gas line. Carson City Firefighters are enroute to the scene. Stay clear of the area because natural gas is highly flammable and known to explode in confined areas.
10:18am Arriving firefighters have shut down the gas meter outside the building. They’re waiting for the gas company to pull up and take over.
10:28am Gas line sealed off, waiting for the gas company to arrive. The gas line is no longer a hazard thanks to CC Firefighters.