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Confrontation between neighbor, parents escalates in front of school

Posted at 7:28 PM, Feb 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-15 23:15:40-05

In a video sent to 13 Action News, a man could be seen yelling at parents picking up their students behind Judith Steele Elementary School near Rainbow Boulevard and Robindale Road.

"He was really getting into it with another parent and I was like can we not right here right now," said one mother.

Parents said the man yells at them whenever they park near the designated pick-up area, which is partially a no parking area.

"He just yells and points to the signs and says you can't park here and goes to all the cars and bullies the parents," said father Kenny McCall.

13 Action News spoke to the homeowner seen yelling in the video, Louis Silva, who said he is being bullied for protecting his home.

"One parent tried to beat me up; another one came and threatened us last week," Silva said.

Silva said he was fed up with the illegal parking, so he reached out to Las Vegas police who told him to document any car parked illegally.

"It becomes a parking lot when you confront the people they become very aggressive, even violent," said wife Rachel Silva.

The Silva family has caught a parent throwing rocks at their home. They said yet tried to get the school involved but had no luck.

"We've been to speak to the principal who basically said beyond the school, on the curb, is not her doing," Rachel Silva said.

13 Action News reached out to the Clark County School District to see what they were doing to help the problem.

In a statement they said:
"The school has taken a proactive approach in an attempt to resolve the situation and has been in contact with CCSD Police and Metro. Both agencies visited the area to help address the concerns. The school has also communicated with parents about the issues through ParentLink messages, at community meetings and through the school's website in a designated 'Parking' section with more information."
The school is expected to hold a meeting Thursday addressing parents' concerns at 5:30 p.m.