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Eldorado High School - Las Vegas
Eldorado High School - Las Vegas
Eldorado High School - Las Vegas
Posted at 3:28 PM, Apr 12, 2022
and last updated 2023-03-24 19:20:18-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Recent events at Eldorado High School sparked outrage in the community.

13 Action News has the latest coverage on the attack, 16-year-old Jonathan Eluterio Martinez Garcia, and how the community is reacting. If you are in need of resources to help you during this time, some services are listed at the bottom of this report.

March 24: Gov. Lombardo shares the objectives of the Safer and Supportive Schools Act

  • Gov. Lombardo discussed the Safer and Supportive Schools Act, AB 330, that address schools violence. At the podium, Lombardo was accompanied by the Eldorado High School educator who was attacked last April.

August 4: 16-year-old who is accused of assaulting teacher at Eldorado High School reappears in court

  • Jonathan Eluterio Martinez Garcia, 16, reappeared in court Thursday morning after a couple months of being in custody.

July 12: Eldorado High School to receive $26 million in security upgrades

  • The Clark County School District said they have decided to upgrade existing security features at Eldorado High School after recent events, including nationwide.

May 6: Las Vegas teen accused of attacking Eldorado High School teacher found competent for trial

  • A judge ruled that 16-year-old Jonathan Eluterio Martinez Garcia is competent to stand trial for the 16 felony charges against him. Martinez's attorney asked to conduct an independent evaluation of his mental state.

April 18: Education Support Employees Association to rally outside Eldorado High School

  • The Education Support Employees Association, or ESEA, said that they will rally outside Eldorado High School to bring attention to the violence occurring throughout the Clark County School District.

April 13: CCSD teachers to receive panic buttons after Eldorado attack

  • CCSD teachers are expected to receive electronic panic button devices as it moves to boost security in the wake of incidents that include a violent after-school attack that left a teacher injured and unconscious in her classroom.

April 13: Students voice concerns addressing Clark County School District violence

  • Building a bridge between students and the community. Some believe it's the key to helping curb violence in our schools. It starts with giving young people a voice and getting trusted adults to listen.

April 13: Hundreds of CCSD teachers expected to protest Wednesday following gruesome Eldorado attack

  • On Wednesday, April 13, 2022, Clark County School District teachers are planning to fight back in full force. Hundreds of CCSD faculty and staff members plan to protest outside the district's administrative building in Spring Valley.

April 12: Report: Student who attacked Las Vegas teacher said he 'didn't like teachers,' 'was getting revenge'

  • An arrest report obtained by 13 Action News lays out details of an assault that now has a 16-year-old student facing 15 felony charges.

April 12: Nevada legislators and governor urged to change 'restorative justice' policy

  • Clark County Education Association president Marie Neisess delivered a message to Nevada legislators and Gov. Steve Sisolak at a CCSD press conference addressing school safety measures after a teacher was violently attacked.

April 12: Teacher attacked by student wants to set record straight, says it wasn't about grades

  • At a press conference to address school safety, Clark County Education Association President Marie Neisess spoke on behalf of the high school teacher who was attacked at Eldorado High School.

April 12: 16-year-old Eldorado High School student accused of teacher attack makes first court appearance

  • A 16-year-old student was arrested for the assault that happened at Eldorado High School, and he's since been charged with a list of felonies that includes attempted murder with a deadly weapon, sexual assault, and battery with the intent to commit sexual assault.

April 12: CCSD, union leaders to discuss school safety measures in wake of Eldorado teacher attack

April 11: Teachers are fed up, demand CCSD implement safety policies ahead of scheduled changes to schools

  • The violent attack on a school teacher at Eldorado High School has teachers on edge.

April 11: Eldorado HS student accused of attacking teacher now faces 15 felony charges, district attorney says

  • A 16-year-old accused of attacking his teacher at Eldorado High School last week now faces additional felony charges, including one count of attempted murder with a charging cord and one count of attempted murder with scissors, according to District Attorney Steve Wolfson.

April 9: Protest planned against the violence at Clark County School District schools

  • Accountability and the need for immediate action. That’s what some Clark County School District teachers are demanding from administrators. This comes after a student was arrested for attempted murder after attacking a teacher at Eldorado High School.

April 9: 16-year-old Eldorado HS student charged with attempted murder, sexual assault, and robbery

  • The 16-year-old who allegedly assaulted a teacher at Eldorado High School has now been charged with attempted murder, sexual assault, battery to commit sexual assault, and robbery according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department records Saturday morning.

April 8: Las Vegas high school student arrested for attempted murder, sex assault of teacher

  • The student was booked into the Clark County Detention Center for attempted murder, sexual assault, battery with intent to commit sexual assault, first-degree kidnapping, and robbery. Prosecutors with the Clark County District Attorney's Office will determine what charges the teen faces in court.

April 8: Some blame CCSD's 'restorative justice' policy for escalation of violence in Las Vegas schools

  • In a message to Eldorado High School parents, a violent attack on one of the school's teachers is being called an "isolated incident." But it's just the latest in a series of violent acts on school campuses in Clark County.

April 8: Eldorado High School staff member assaulted; person of interest in custody

  • A staff member at Eldorado High School was assaulted on Thursday afternoon, and a person of interest was taken into custody, the Clark County School District confirmed to 13 Action News.

Principal Christina Brockett of Eldorado High School listed the following resources for students and staff who need assistance or support during this time:

  • Connection Line: 702-799-6632 to speak with a caring counselor or social worker from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Care Solace: caresolace.com/site/ccsd
  • Mobile Crisis Response Team: 702-486-7865
  • Nevada Crisis Line: 775-784-8090
  • Safe Voice is available to parents, students, and teachers 24 hours a day at safevoicenv.org or by calling 833-216-7233

Anyone with information about this assault is asked to contact the LVMPD Sexual Assault Section at 702-828-3421. Anonymous tips can be made through Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555 or online at crimestoppersofnv.com.