According to police, officers responded to a high school on Thursday afternoon following a report of a teacher who was injured. KTNV-TV that the incident happened at Eldorado High School.
When officers arrived at the scene, the teacher was being treated by first responders and was transported to a local hospital “in stable condition,” police said in a statement.
During their investigation, police learned that the incident occurred when the student went into the teacher’s classroom to discuss his grades.
“At some point, the suspect got violent and began punching the victim and strangled her until she lost consciousness,” police said. “After the attack, the suspect fled the classroom, and the victim was later found by another employee.”
The police are seeking out more information related to this alleged assault. KTNV-TV reported prosecutors will conclude the charges the student will face.
Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara released a statement following the incident, which was obtained by the news station.
“I am devastated, and the CCSD family hurts for the teacher assaulted at Eldorado High School,” the statement said. “Our hearts are heavy because of the violence committed against her, and we pray for her full recovery.”
The statement continued: “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.”
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