LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County School District teachers are fighting back in full force.
CCSD faculty and staff members gathered outside the district's administrative building in Spring Valley on Wednesday to protest following the violent attack on a teacher at Eldorado High School last week. A student is accused of sexually assaulting and trying to murder his teacher.
Watch video from the rally below.
“We just want to make sure that people understand these are human beings and these are people's lives. This young woman who was attacked, her life will never be the same,” said Vicki Kreidel, who has been teaching for more than two decades.
Jonathan Eluterio Martinez Garcia is facing 15 felony charges. The 16-year-old tried to kill his teacher using a charging cord and a pair of scissors.
“You can’t cross your fingers and hope for the best. What happened last week shows you that’s not going to work,” Kreidel said. “They haven’t done enough. Whatever talks have happened is not enough. It is too late for committees. It is too late for town halls.”
District officials laid out their plans to beef up security at Eldorado High School and throughout the district in response to the attack. Starting with Eldorado, the district plans to upgrade the camera systems in schools and add cameras in areas where needed.
Teachers will be equipped with devices that allow them to call for help from police and administrators from wherever they are.
School police officers will also get help from local police departments to increase the presence of law enforcement at CCSD schools through the end of the school year.
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.
For more stories related to this case visit ktnv.com/EldoradoAttack. There you'll find continuing coverage and developments.