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Dangerous school yard puts kids in harms way

Posted at 11:07 PM, Jan 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-26 02:07:32-05

More than 100 kids have been injured this school year while playing outside at an east Las Vegas elementary school. 

13 Action News learned 150 students of Stanford Elementary School near Nellis and Bonanza have been treated for abrasions since the school year started. 

13 Action News started investigating after parents and staff brought concerns about dangerous conditions on the playground to our attention. 

A reporter visited the school yard and observed several tripping hazards, cracks on slides, and pieces of playground mats that were ripped up. 

The dangers even lead to fourth grade students creating a petition demanding a fix.

"One time a kid in our class fell because of a crack in the blacktop. He got a nosebleed because he hit his face on the ground." the petition reads. 

After reaching out to the Clark County School District's public information office, we learned school administrators have been asking for repairs to make the playground safer. 

A statement from a district spokesman reads in part: 

"CCSD staff have been evaluating District buildings for maturing infrastructure and have been working to schedule repairs based on many factors. As part of this assessment, the asphalt at Stanford Elementary was reviewed and identified for repairs. The school administration has been working with multiple departments within CCSD to address this issue, even prior to the correspondence from the SOT. Currently, CCSD is working on a public bid for asphalt repairs to multiple schools which includes work at Stanford Elementary."

Parents were concerned about the issues and hope the issue will be resolved soon.