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Clark County School District board president says she's receiving death threats

Posted at 11:27 AM, Sep 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-08 23:04:57-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County School District Board of Trustees President Linda Cavazos says she has been receiving death threats in relation to a decision last week where trustees approved a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for CCSD employees.

In a post on Twitter she wrote, "I refuse to let hate overpower me. Since last Wed’s meeting, I’ve received msgs saying that I should be hanged or shot, along with very disturbing images. I simply turn in the names and reports, and continue doing my job, as do my colleagues. We have no time for the hate. "

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CCSD Police Lt. Bryan Zink says the agency is aware of the threats made against Trustee Cavazos and has asked Twitter for help in identifying who may be making these threats on social media. He also says CCSDPD is working with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police on investigating the threats.

The board approved a vaccine mandate in a 5-1 vote last Wednesday that drew a contentious public comment with hundreds of people speaking and fierce opposition. Trustee Danielle Ford voted no on the mandate while Trustee Katie Williams was not present at that special meeting. Trustee Cavazos voted yes on the mandate, but did express concerns about it. She ultimately said she had faith in medical experts.