From the Ask Joe File one of our producers here at News 4 has a question about a case earlier this week involving a man target shooting near Fernley High School. The man was not arrested or charged with any crime.
Madison Corney wants to know how close to a school are you allowed to be if you have a gun ?
Its interesting. I checked with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office and also Kent Jones, the principal at Fernley High School.
There is no law stating you have to remain a certain distance away from a school if you have a gun or are target shooting. The law simply says you can't go on school grounds with a gun and Kent Jones says the Safe Schools Act spells it out the same way, that guns are not allowed -on- campus.
Jones says in the case of the target shooter this week, he was within a half mile of the school walking out to the desert to do some target shooting. A motorist passing by saw the man armed with a gun near the school and called authorities. The man was cooperative, and again, technically he was not breaking any law because he was near campus but not on school grounds.