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Ax-wielding female climbs up fence, threatens kids on North Las Vegas play area


A female holding a pick ax and shouting hazards climbed up a wire mesh fence at a North Las Vegas elementary school Tuesday, according to North Las Vegas Police.

It happened at Williams Elementary on the 3000 block of East Tonopah Opportunity in North Las Vegas at around twelve noon, NLVPD public info officer Eric Leavitt stated. There had to do with 200 kids on the play ground at the time.

“It was so frightening,” 4th grader Gael Duarte stated. “I heard a girl shrieking ‘I’m going to eliminate you.’ I saw a girl shouting at all of us with an ax next to her.”

Officers arrested 33-year-old Kisstal Killough in connection with the situation. Inning accordance with cops, reacting officers showed up within a minute of the initial call. Killough leapt off the fence, dropped the pick ax, and gave up quietly, according to cops.

“I was having tears in my eyes,” 4th grader Naomi Ramirez said. “I was shaking. My good friends attempted to calm me down however I couldn’t do it.”

The principal of Williams Elementary sent out the following letter to households:

February 27, 2018

Tom Williams Households,

The safety of our trainees is the top priority at Tom Williams Elementary School. As constantly, we wish to keep you informed of crucial issues happening within our school community.

We wish to let you know that earlier today, an adult, not associated with our school, attempted to climb up a fence to trespass on our school. Staff and trainees discovered the female and police was called.

Officers from the North Las Vegas Police Department reacted immediately and took the lady into custody prior to she could access the playground location. The woman did not harm anyone or cause any damage to the school.

I wish to thank the North Las Vegas Authorities Department for their fantastic action time to our call, and I would also like to thank our personnel and trainees for looking out and taking the proper actions.

This occurrence acts as a crucial opportunity to remind our moms and dads and trainees of safe practices and to look out for each other. If you or your child notices something suspicious or an individual on school who does not have a CCSD ID, please inform among our team member right away.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call our school at 702-799-7179.

Thank you,

Kristie Cole


Leavitt said she was either mentally impaired or was under the impact of drugs.

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