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Las Vegas Student Violent Attack: Student Charged Attempted To Murder on Las Vegas Teacher


Las Vegas Student Violent Attack: Las Vegas police reported that a 16-year-old student has been charged with attempted murder and sexual assault after becoming violent and strangling his teacher during an argument over grades last week, police said.

On Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., officers dispatched to a high school in the 1100 block of North Linn Lane by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, according to a news release. Though police did not identify the school named in their release, Clark County School District Superintendent Jesus Jara confirmed it had occurred at Eldorado High School.

Las Vegas Student Violent Attack On Teacher  Investigated By Police

Police reported finding a female teacher treated by medical personnel for “multiple injuries.” She taken to the hospital and said to be in stable condition.

According to the release, investigation revealed that the student entered a female teacher’s classroom to “talk about his grades”.

“At some point,” police reported, the suspect became violent and began punching and strangling the victim until she lost consciousness.” The suspect fled and was eventually located by another employee.

He  taken into custody and transported to the Clark County Detention Center on charges of attempted murder, sexual assault, battery with intent to commit sexual assault, first-degree kidnapping and robbery. Since he is a minor, his identity remains unknown.

No further information  released regarding the incident. Unfortunately, attorney information for the boy was not immediately accessible.

NBC News has reached out to Eldorado High School and Clark County School District for comment on this matter. After Thursday’s incident, the superintendent sent out a message to staff.

“I am heartbroken for the teacher assaulted at Eldorado High School,” Jara expressed to NBC affiliate KSNV in Las Vegas. “Our hearts are heavy with sorrow over this senseless act of violence against her and we pray for her full recovery,” according to Jara’s statement to NBC affiliate KSNV.

“Let me be clear: violence will not  tolerated at Clark County Schools or against our students or staff,” he declared. After spring break, when classes resume on April 19, the school will offer counseling services.

There has been an outbreak of violence on school campuses within Clark County School District, prompting new disciplinary measures last month.

In March, Clark County School District police Chief Henry “Mike” Blackeye reported 3,000 incidents – including assaults and fights – since the start of the school year.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak declared Friday’s alleged attack “an absolutely tragic and horrendous situation” and demanded a secure environment for teachers and students at schools.

“My entire family is sending our love, prayers and good thoughts to this teacher as she recovers from the horrific attack, and we are delighte that she is in stable condition,” he tweeted. “We must ensure our educators remain safe while doing their important work of teaching our kids; their safety and well-being must always come first. Additionally, we must provide resources so students have access to mental health supports.”

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is encourage to reach out to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s sexual assault section at 702-828-3421.

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