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REPORT: Male student claims CCSD employee showed him lewd photos, grabbed him

Posted at 5:14 PM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 19:49:16-04

UPDATE JUNE 27: A student says that former Clark County School District employee Sonia Garcia showed the student partially nude photos and grabbed his genitalia, according to an arrest report.

The student told police that he had gone to Garcia's room to get water on Nov. 30. At that time, she allegedly showed him several photos and gave him her phone number.

As he was leaving, she said something about giving her a hug and he did so without thinking. It was at that time, she asked if she could touch "it" and then grabbed him and said "ouch that's going to hurt don't tell anyone."

After that, Garcia attempted to contact him electronically and he blocked her.

On Dec. 3, he was in a hallway at school when he ran into Garcia. She supposedly asked him why he hadn't been around or texted her. She then said that she would leave him alone if that was what he wanted. The student then proceeded to tell someone about what happened because he was "confused."

The police officer investigating the report attempted to contact Garcia on Jan. 14. On Jan. 16, the detective was contacted by an attorney for Garcia. On Feb. 12, the detective received a formal denial of the allegations.

The Clark County School District police obtained a warrant on May 10. Garcia resigned from her job on May 14 and turned herself in on May 15.

Clark County School District Police Department obtained a warrant on May 10 for the arrest of 51-year-old Sonia Garcia on one count of open and gross lewdness for inappropriate contact with a student.

Garcia turned herself in May 15.

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The arrest stems from an investigation that was initiated at Ed W. Clark High School in December 2018.

Garcia was placed on indefinite suspension in December 2018, per the negotiated terms with her bargaining unit.

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She resigned on May 14, 2019.

Garcia had been working as an office specialist since December 2014.