School staff arrested during 2017-18 school year

Due to multiple cases of school district employees getting arrested, we've decided to put together this list of arrests for the 2017-2018 school year.

Leslie McGourty

  • School: Bonanza High School
  • Position: Physics teacher
  • Date of Arrest: May 16, 2018
  • Charge: Terroristic threats
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Amanda Mirkovich

  • School: Tate Elementary School
  • Position: special education teacher
  • Date of Arrest: April 26, 2018
  • Charge: Possession of stolen property, felony grand larceny, felony burglary, and obtaining money under false pretenses.
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April Shepard

  • School: Tom Williams Elementary School
  • Position: Fourth-grade teacher
  • Date of Arrest: April 3, 2018
  • Charge: Misdemeanor driving under the influence causing accident
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Joshua Balelo

  • School: Spring Valley High School
  • Position: Former cheer coach
  • Date of Arrest: March 19, 2018
  • Charges: 2 felony counts of lewdness with a minor over the age of 14, 2 felony counts of child abuse
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Suzanna Raygoza-Rosen

  • School: Cynthia Cunningham Elementary School
  • Position: First-grade teacher
  • Date of Arrest: 2/14/2018
  • Charges: One felony count of child abuse
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Renee Rine

  • School: West Career and Technical Academy
  • Position: Teacher
  • Date of Arrest: 1/29/2018
  • Charges: One felony count of attempted kidnapping, one felony count of lewdness with a minor age 14 to 15, one gross misdemeanor count of child abuse, one felony count of sexual misconduct with people, and one gross misdemeanor count of unlawful contact with a minor.
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The Clark County School District Police Department has arrested 36-year-old Renee Rine for five counts related to inappropriate contact with a student.

Kweku Turkson

  • School: West Prep Academy
  • Position: Teacher
  • Date of Arrest: 1/19/2018
  • Charges: 3 counts of lewdness with a child under the age of 14.
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Clark County School District police have confirmed that Kweku Turkson, a middle school teacher at West Prep Academy, was arrested on Friday by Las Vegas police on 3 counts of lewdness with a child under the age of 14. 

Luis Busso

  • School: Ira J. Earl Elementary School
  • Position: Teacher
  • Date of Arrest: 1/04/2018
  • Charges: 5 counts of attempted lewdness with a child under the age of 14, 4 counts of unlawful contact with a child, and 1 count of attempted lewdness with a child under the age of 14.
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38-year-old Luis Busso, a former 3rd-grade teacher at Ira J. Earl Elementary School, has been arrested and charged with multiple counts of lewdness with a child under 14-years-old.

Juan Alfredo Chavez

  • School: Clark High School
  • Position: Junior Varsity soccer coach
  • Date of Arrest: 11/17/2017
  • Charges: One count of felony lewdness committed by a person over 18 with a child 14 or 15.
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The Clark County School District (CCSD) Police have arrested a former boys junior varsity soccer coach at Ed W. Clark High School and charged 25-year-old Juan Alfredo Chavez with one count of felony lewdness committed by a person over 18 with a child 14 or 15.

Theodore Levrich

  • School: Doris French Elementary School
  • Position: Special programs teacher's assistant
  • Date of Arrest: 11/13/2017
  • Charges: Two counts of felony child abuse.
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Clark County School District Police Department has arrested a former CCSD employee, 61-year-old Theodore Levrich, and charged him with two counts of felony child abuse for an incident that took place at Doris French Elementary School on Apr. 21.

Scott Weissinger

  • School: N/A
  • Position: Truancy Officer
  • Date of Arrest: 10/25/2017
  • Charges: one felony count of battery by strangulation, one felony count of burglary, and one general misdemeanor for child abuse/endangerment.
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Clark County School District Police Department has arrested 56-year-old Truancy Officer Scott Weissinger and filed three charges against him for an incident that took place at a student's home on Oct. 18.

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