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officials say it was the largest decontamination effort in clark county district history. that's what experts are saying about what happened at a local middle school after they found mercury on campus. >> michelle: all of this unfolding here on "news 3 live at noon" yesterday. it didn't end until about 4:30 a.m. ccsd answering questions about the incident today. it was news 3's kyndell nunley who was there asking them. she is live in front of district headquarters with how things went from not a bi initially told you, to a historic event here in our county. >> kyndell: that was correct. at this exact same time yesterday i was told by county and local officials that the parents, students and teachers at walter johnson junior high had nothing to worry about and there was, quote, a very small amount of mercy isolated to the gymnasium where it was spilled. we were told the students would be released at normal end of day
hundreds of students were locked down on campus away from parents for the 17 hours following that report. over 1,000 stew people, including students, staff and first responders ended up needing individual scans by epa inspectors by the chemical. we wanted to know why the initial reports were so downplayed. and they thought it was only in the gym area and the n students and three administrators were the only one infected. today we learned that it had spread to clothes, shoes and hair of dozens of 6th, 7th and 8th graders. >> once they started doing readings and started findings reading ons throughout the school the level of concern raised and said we need to take this a step further. >> mercury bounces like ate little beads and you can track it everywhere. which is why we were cautious about sending people home when it was potentially on their
questions about how the incident yesterday into last night and eerily this morning was handled over at the school. you can catch the full interview on our website with the federal and local officials. that is news3lv.com. if you have questions yourself you are also invited to jacobson elementary school at 6:00 p.m. it is open to the public including parents out there. we have all that information on news3lv.com. for now reporting live in front of county district headquarters, nd the suspect in a texas school shooting this morning was a female student and she is now dead. it happened at alpine high school. that's about 200 miles southeast of el paso. one victim was shot by the suspect and taken to a nearby hospital in unknown condition. then they found the girl who they thought was also a victim but then realized she was the suspect. there was a police officer shot accidently by a marshal responding to the school. no word on his condition. according to the county sheriff
self-inflicted gunshot. >> krystal: metro police looking for three masked robbers today. investigators say they held up multiple businesses in the southwest part of the valley between three and four yesterday morning. officers say they walked in each store, pulled out guns and demanded money. no one was injured. one of the robbers wore a skull mask. the other two wearing bananas. take a good lock at the screen because police are asking if you recognize these guys or you may know something about these crime stoppers. that number 702-385-5555. >> michelle: the man accused of trying to run down a metro officer with a patrol car pleaded not guilty today. we're talking about jamal gywnn. it was expected now he put in that plea. i want to make that clear. that's not what they have decided yet. but it was expected that he would take a plea deal today. it seems though he has changed his mind. jamal gywnn was ordered to
enough to enter a plea in june. he is seen on surveillance video driving a patrol car directly towards a metro officer. he was wanted for car jacking when he tried to take that patrol car. the officer shot him three times. his trial has been set for late february. >> krystal: time to talk a little weather. we are your weather authority. we like the way those temperatures are trending kelly. >> kelly: definitely. double-digits again today. temperatures very similar to what we saw yesterday. only we're not going to cloud cover yesterday. it was the cloud shield associated with newton. well newton has fallen apart and moving off the northeast. a little haze this morning. as we look at some of our temperatures at our reporting stations, sandy valley school 94. winds are calm. and at paul cawley elementary 92. winds southeast at three miles per hour. our high today, 98 degrees.
96 by 6:00 p.m. this evening. triple digits are on the way. it's going be a bit of a roller-coaster ride as we've got another storm system on the way as well. we're going to talk about it coming up. >> michelle: you know what fall means? boots and sweater weather. and football. football officially back tonight. so many people are excited about this. my husband included. >> krystal: it is a rematch of a little game called the super bowl that happened in february. the nfl kicking off right here in news 3. everything gets underway at 4:30 p.m. jay gray has a preview from mile high stadium. >> reporter: hey there and happy football! the day is finally here. the kickoff now just hours away. the broncos and panthers right here on this field. a rematch of super bowl 50. it is game day in denver. after another off season of controversy and suspensions and a pre-season of sit-ins, tonight the attention and players return
denver. we couldn't be more excited to be here to kick things off. >> reporter: and the nfl starts right where it left off last season. a rematch of super bowl 50 between the broncos and panthers. >> finally after seven months we're ready for that rematch. >> reporter: the nbc team is ready to get the ball rolling as well. >> this kick off game is like the super bowl. i mean, the magnitude of it. >> reporter: and for the seven long months without the game is just about over. >> i'm super psyched. i'm ready. >> reporter: the party will start earlier. . pre-game celebration includes music from dierks bentley and one republic. and the broncos will unveil their new super bowl banner. jay gray, nbc news. >> michelle: all right. it's tonight. it's officially here. okay. news 3's dana wagner sat down
couple of hours ago. and he has some strong opinions. >> krystal: coming up what trump, jr said about undocumented immigrants in nevada. >> michelle: residents in north and south carolina dealing with what seems to be a really creepy and scary trend. we've been hearing about this. it's happening more. clowns appearing in neighborhoods. some of them reportedly trying to lure children away. we're going hear from people who live in those areas including children. >> krystal: and unlv football foundation inviting the community to come together in support our local sports teams. how you can get involved and help cheer on the rebels! that at 12:30. "news 3 live at noon" is coming
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side spilling thousands of unstamped pennies all over the road. the truck's driver was treated at the scene for minor injuries. >> krystal: donald trump's son donald trump junior says all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the u.s. should be deported. that interview with news 3's dana wagner scoreing this one. donald trump junior argued all undocumented immigrants should be deported and that includes well-known as part of the dialogue. she is from southern nevada. ash ra silva who was brought here as a child. we call a dreamer. this is her response -- his response to her story. >> we have a problem when you have not hundreds, not thousands, you have millions and millions of people that are here that came here, not saying they're bad people, not saying they couldn't be great
immigrant. we believe in immigration but it has to be done right. you can't start a relationship based on fraud. when i look at sanctuary cities and guys committing felonies and they're released back into the streets rather -- their home countries won't even take them back, that doesn't work. >> krystal: it was a really good interview that dana wagner was able to score. if you want to watch the full interview with donald trump, jr as, you know, we move forward into this election visit our website, news3lv.com. >> michelle: okay. we actually have astrid on the phone. can you hear me this is michelle velez and krystal allan? >> i can good afternoon. >> michelle: thank you so much. i know that you are at work and just heard about what trump, jr said in response to people like you who have been very, very open about your situation here.
were just a little girl to make a better life for the family. and you feel that if they do go through with this it could rip families apart. your response to what you just heard? >> i think that we've been told lately that donald trump is softening his stance on immigration. but this just proves not only himself, his family, those who support him and stand with him, they are only intention is to deport 11 million people like my family, like myself. i th that. last week it was saying something different and by changing the stance every week it really shows us there is no clear definition of how to solve the problem that exists for not only undocumented families but for our country. >> krystal: obviously we heard your initial response was one of shock. and you were just trying to absorb what you initially heard. what do you think this does in terms of the national dialogue moving forward as people start
hear from surrogates like donald trump junior and others making their case for these candidates? >> i think that it just not only backs up the belief that i've had that donald trump is not the candidate for our country and for my family. but i think that by making, you know, i was definitely shocked when i heard about it. because, you know, to single out a person, it takes, you know, one case. when woe need a solution for 11 million families. this is about making sure we have something for, again, for our country. but also for those families. i just, you know, i think that this goes prove again that what we're getting from the trump campaign and not just trump himself from his entire campaign, his family, is just a lot of viciousness toward not only immigrants but muslims, all other communities, and that's
risked their lives to fight for. >> michelle: astrid you have been so open about this. talking about your story and your family's story. what do you think a good solution is then? >> to me immigration reform that goes through congress that becomes a law. at this moment president obama had to take action with executive action because congress refused to act. that's how i am able to stay here. solution. it makes me sad to think that our state we've come a long way and it just to hear these types of comments from the trump family it's -- you know i think this is also a way to intimidate people like myself into not speaking out and coming forth with their cases. because there is that fear that my family could be picked up at any night you know. at any moment my family because i've been vocal about it. that's not what the united
only ourselves but other people. and i think with this type of comment that just intimidates that. >> krystal: we appreciate you sharing your view with regard to the response. your response rather to that donald trump junior interview and your view with regard to donald trump and where he stands on this issue. but on the other side of that, do you think an argument can be made that maybe on the democratic side more than be done to push this issue forward? >> i think more can be done all around. however i think t the democratic candidates. i think that it hasn't been a back and forth of, you know, like i said last week donald trump said that some people should be deported. this week his son said everybody should be deported. i think there's much more consistency from the democratic side. sure there could be things we could fix but i think there's an open dialogue happening for that to occur. with not only, you know, taking into account millions of families.
any solutions. we've heard, you know, my plan is great and my plan is awesome but there's no concrete details. >> michelle: astrid silva thank you so much for taking the time. we appreciate your response to what donald trump junior said earlier today and wish you all the best. for those watching if you would like to, again, see that interview that our dana wagner did with donald trump junior here in town just a couple of hours ago go to our website, news3lv.com. >> krystal: staying on the democrats releasing an email exchange between former secretary of state colin powell and then secretary of state hillary clinton. >> michelle: it reveals that powell advised clinton on the use of a personal email server just two days after she was sworn in. powell says he used a private phone line to communicate with employees and others about going through the state department. representative elijah coupleings who released the full exchange accuses powell of advising
latest release. residents on alert. and on edge in parts of north and south carolina. it really is so creepy. because we have been hearing constant reports from residents and children that creepy clowns are hanging around neighborhoods trying to lure children in to the woods. >> krystal: so you can imagine the level of alarm not only from parents but people in the community. sometimes they've been reportedly been approaching nbc's kerry sanders on why police say clearly this isn't a laughing matter. >> reporter: it may just be folks clowning around. but it's not funny. more and more people are reporting seeing creepy clowns in their neighborhoods. and some are menacing children. >> a clown laughing wearing a red nose and all white clothing in the woods asking kids if they want ice cream. >> reporter: in winston salem
worried. >> these kids were so terrified this man tried to lure them in the woods. >> reporter: about 30 miles away in greensboro police got a 911 call reporting someone wearing a clown suit with a scary mask. >> my husband just saw a clown in the woods. >> reporter: chris grabbed a machete and chased after the clown. >> imagine somebody come out their balcony and just see a clown standing in the woods? last month in wisconsin clown walking the streets at night carrying black balloons. turned out to be a publicity stunt for a small film called "gags." by itself dressing as a clown is not a crime. >> we don't have a law in north carolina that prohibits a person from dressing like a clown. >> reporter: but making things worse, police are now chasing prank reports of clown sightings. the sheriff of cleveland county north carolina says perpetrators could be charged with
meanwhile, five-year-old sky brown just wants the creepy clowning to stop. >> i am scared because i am a kid and i am afraid that the clowns are going to kidnap michele bless her heart. i think we can all agree that is terrifying. >> kelly: i saw "it" and that was it. i was done. >> michelle: wait, on that let's -- you did bring up interesting. aren't they doing a remake of the movie? i just wonder if this is another publicity stunt for the movie? >> kelly: reports online say it's not. or the people who are making "it" say it's not. but it seems a little suspicious. >> krystal: or maybe people just knowing that it's coming out doing this kind of weird stuff. creepy. >> kelly: definitely. let's talk weather. at least that's a more positive for us today. lots of blue sky.
winds pretty light not an issue. those temperatures? well they're climbing. looking at low to mid-90s across much of the valley. lakes 93 degrees. green valley also coming in at 93. nellis at 92. temperatures still going to rise a few more degrees as we get into the afternoon hours today. again, clear skies across the area. newton, remember yesterday when we saw those rain showers in parts of arizona, new mexico? right now just a lingering, spotty shower activity in parts of new meco track off to the north and east as it's kind of joining an upper-level system and that's going to help get it out of here. for us it's quiet. sunny skies that are going to last through the weekend. today's high 98. plenty of sunshine. winds, again, pretty light up to ten miles an hour. tonight, 75 degrees. clear skies. let's look at the 7-day forecast. triple digits come back tomorrow. then 101 for saturday. that's the bite of las vegas.
then gusty winds, another storm system moving in beginning of next week. and look what happens to those temperatures. we're talking overnight lows in the 60s and high of just 90 degrees on wednesday. in fact we're going to be struggling to reach 90. could even see our first 80s in awhile. >> krystal: what? now it really feels like football season. >> michelle: i cannot wait until i can go home after this newscast and take my kid and my dogs for a walk. i for that. >> krystal: getting into a good book and putting a blanket over michele i miss those days. [ laughter ] i can't do that anymore. once you have a baby. listen, nasa, launched a space probe today to investigate an astro but it's not just any asteroid. coming up why scientists are racing against time.
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our rebels. how we can get involved with the help of the unlv football foundation to support our players on and off the field. >> michelle: and supporting our service members and their families. we're going fill you in on an up coming care package event held this sunday on the 15th anniversary of 9/11 to honor those protecting our country. >> announcer: news 3 starts right for being with us. >> michelle: happy to have you. students who were possibly exposed to mercury had a long, long night at walter johnson junior high school. so did their parents who had to wait outside. some of them didn't get released until around 4:00 a.m. this morning. this started as breaking news yesterday on this newscast here at noon. >> krystal: some 17 hours later they were finally able to go to their parents. we had a news conference today just kind of breaking down and