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Teens allegedly threaten girls with knives

Staff reports

Two teen-age boys allegedly pulled out a knife and threatened three 8-year-old girls at Gardnerville Elementary School Tuesday during morning recess, sheriff’s deputies said.

The three girls were playing on the playground at GES when they saw two boys loitering around the northernmost area of the playing fields.

According to the police reports, the girls approached the boys and asked them what they were doing at the elementary school.

The girls said one of the boys drew a knife in a deadly manner and said “get away or we’ll beat you up.” Then the boys left, one on a bike and one on rollerblades.

The girls reported the incident to a teacher who informed Jan Sullivan, vice principal of GES. Sullivan reported the incident to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies have not identified the boys who were reported to be 13 to 16 years old.

The mother of one of the victims said she was very concerned and asked for anyone with information to contact the sheriff’s office.

“Until there is further information, the case is not being actively pursued because we don’t know who we’re looking for,” said Sgt. Lance Modispacher.