Father says having a plan and practicing a home invasion drill saved his children’s lives

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North Las Vegas, NV (August 25, 2015) — A North Las Vegas teen is being hailed a hero after scaring home invaders away with a rifle and protecting his young brother and sister in the process.

The break-in occurred in the middle of the day at a home located near Ann Road and Aliante Parkway.

It was a call that Kiewa Mason said he’d hoped to never get from his son.

“I said, ‘Is everything OK? And he said, ‘No, someone has broken into our house,'” Mason told FOX5.

Kiewa Mason’s 14-year-old son Andrew Mason was home with his brother and sister, both 6 years old.

“I went upstairs and grabbed my brother and told him to hide in the closet. I grabbed a cell phone off my dad’s dresser, grabbed my rifle and hid in the closet with my brother,” Andrew Mason said.

Kiewa Mason said his family has practiced for this scenario.

“I believe in the right to bear arms, and it’s not like he was foreign to it. We go to the shooting range quite often. We go to the Clark County shooting range quite often. We go to Range 702,” Kiewa Mason said.

Andrew Mason said he came face to face with one of the home invaders.

“I had my gun loaded and ready to shoot, but when he saw me he just took off running,” he said.

On the way out, one of the home invaders grabbed Kiewa Mason’s safe. No one was harmed in the home invasion.

“He’s excellent. He did everything perfectly. [He] couldn’t have done better, and he’s actually a hero,” Kiewa Mason said of his son.

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