Lt. Bryan Zink of the Clark County School District Police Department says a Palo Verde High School student was detained Wednesday after attacking a teacher.
Zink said the 17-year-old teenager entered a classroom he wasn’t authorised to be in and was ordered to leave by the instructor. He pushed the instructor “many times” during an altercation before departing the school.
Zink said the instructor phoned for assistance and the student was eventually apprehended. A charge of violence against a school system employee has been filed against him.
Parents received the information via email from assistant principal Lisa Schumacher.
“As it has been expressed several times, the Clark County School District is vigorously pursuing any and all legal proceedings against students who engage in violence and violate the CCSD Student Code of Conduct,” she added. “I’m requesting that parents and guardians speak with their children about the consequences of violating the Student Code of Conduct.”
The assault was one of three recorded throughout the region on Wednesday. According to Zink, a kid at Sawyer Middle School was detained after waving a pair of scissors at staff members, and a student at Foothill High School was arrested after producing a knife while departing a classroom.
This comes just one day after students, teachers, and support staff from the Clark County School District gathered at Eldorado High School on Tuesday to demand more accountability from the district regarding safety protocols that they claim were not implemented as the school resumed classes following the violent assault of an Eldorado teacher earlier this month.
The school system announced additional rules and safety measures last week in response to the Eldorado incident, including heightened police presence in and near district campuses and new panic buttons for teachers and employees to contact the administration and first responders from their location.
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