The teen allegedly got "violent" with his teacher during a "talk about his grades."
A 16-year-old student has been taken into custody after allegedly attacking his teacher on April 7. The Las Vegas high school student was taken into custody Friday and has been charged with several charges including attempted murder, first-degree kidnapping, robbery, sexual assault, and battery with intent to commit sexual assault, according to Cafe Mom.
16-year-old high school student charged with attempted murder and sexual assault of a high school teacher in Las Vegas https://t.co/UwNPA2jpsq— TheBlaze (@theblaze) April 9, 2022
KTNV reports that police arrived at Eldorado High School at 3:30 p.m after the teen had allegedly gone to the teacher’s classroom and turned violent. Officers with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Sexual Assault Section noted that before the incident, the female teacher was in her classroom when the student came in to talk about his grades. "At some point, the suspect got violent and began punching the victim and strangled her until she lost consciousness," police said.
CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara said he was "devastated" by the news. "Our hearts are heavy because of the violence committed against her, and we pray for her full recovery," Jara shared, adding that "violent acts, assaults, and bullying will not be tolerated in the Clark County School District, and those who choose to engage in these activities will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. While this incident is now in the hands of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, rest assured that this suspect will be held to account for his actions. Let me say again, unequivocally, violence will not be tolerated at Clark County Schools or against our students or staff."
Las Vegas police said the female teacher was punched and choked into unconsciousness and the student fled the Eldorado High School campus before another school employee found the teacher and summoned police and medical help. https://t.co/qbNfEbtNKI— FOX 11 Los Angeles (@FOXLA) April 11, 2022
A statement from Eldorado High School Principal Christina Brockett read: Eldorado family, The past 24 hours have been a difficult time for our school community. I want to take a moment to thank our staff who helped respond to the terrible situation and helped a colleague in need. We are doing everything possible to support our students, staff, and community. I want the Eldorado family to know that this is an isolated incident. The suspect was arrested, thanks to the quick work of CCSD Police. Eldorado is an amazing school with students and staff who are here to support each other. While it will take time, we will work through this and emerge a stronger Sundevil family. Counseling resources are available on campus today and will be available to those who may want this assistance after Spring Break as well. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the teen has been asked not to contact his teacher. He was arrested about a mile from the school, taken into custody by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, and booked into the Clark County Detention Center. The 16-year-old is being held on a $500,000 bail ahead of a scheduled court appearance.
CCEA President Marie Neisess says the teacher involved in the horrific incident at Eldorado High School yesterday is still in the hospital. The 16-year-old student was arrested for attempted murder, sexual assault and first degree kidnapping and robbery. pic.twitter.com/h9XZCQVWaR— Tiffany Lane (@TiffanyNews3LV) April 9, 2022