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School police tase student on Thursday morning, hold press conference

Posted at 2:57 PM, Oct 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-19 20:27:32-04

The Clark County School District Police Department held a press conference on Thursday afternoon.

It was revealed at start of press conference that a 16-year-old student was tased and arrested on Thursday morning at Las Vegas High School. The student allegedly was verbally and physically abusing the staff before being tased. He is currently being held at the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center.

Capt. Ken Young said that the reason for the press conference was in response to concern expressed after the more violent incidents recently, including two recent stabbings and the use of pepper spray to break up fights on a football field and at a high school.

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Young also said that 99.99 percent of the students want to be safe at school and that they are pleased by the number of students and parents who are speaking up when they see or hear something.

Deputy Superintendent Kim Wooden also spoke about seeing a dramatic increase in number of students talking about suicide.


Other items discussed included effect of budget problems on school police force and other steps being taken to curb violence.


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