LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — After recent reports of attacks against teachers in the Clark County School District, Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara offered new insight into the district's plans to address school violence, mental health and healing.
The district has now established an "Instant Alert System," providing training and communication to teachers and staff on campus in the event of an emergency.
Specifics of this system were not released as a pre-caution to enhance staff safety.
The district says staff at El Dorado High School were the first to be trained on the new system.
Several weeks ago, a teacher there was the victim of a violent classroom assault by a student.
The district says they intend for all CCSD employees to undergo system training and have access to the "Instant Alert System" but noted the process will not happen overnight and could take up to a year.
Finally, the district says its taking steps to address the mental health crisis among student by providing more resources to address issues in real time.
Henderson, North Las Vegas, and Las Vegas Metro Police Departments will provide increased security at campuses until the end of the school year, which is a few just weeks away.
The Clark County Education Association said the district's safety initiatives were "steps in the right direction."
Jara also took the opportunity to thank teachers who have done their part in helping valley students through a difficult year.