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UPDATE: Arrest report for substitute teacher released

Several girls complained about touching
Posted at 12:09 PM, Mar 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-14 21:32:38-04

UPDATE ON MARCH 14: The arrest report for Randall Minyard, a substitute teacher accused of inappropriate behavior with students at an elementary school, has been released.

According to the arrest report, several girls in a fifth-grade class reported that Minyard made them uncomfortable. One girl said that Minyard poked her chest in the nipple area and kept his finger there and did not move it initially when she complained. Several other girls told police they witnessed the incident involving Minyard. The girls told police that Minyard was playing the "There's Something on Your Shirt" game.

The girls also told police that Minyard patted them on the back or the shoulder or bumped them with his body when they requested to go to the bathroom. One girl said that Minyard told her that she was the prettiest and the smartest and that she would get a good job in the future. She also said that Minyard repeatedly kicked her.

The girls also complained that Minyard was talking about immigration and asking students if their parents had voted for President Trump and if they were "dreamers." He also allegedly asked if the students' parents were illegal and other immigration type questions.

Also, the girls reported that Minyard was doing "magic tricks" and not following the curriculum left behind by the regular teacher.

Although Minyard admitted playing the shirt game with some of the students in the class, he denied playing it with the girls. He also denied poking one of the girls in the nipple area. He told police that the girls have chips on their shoulders.

Minyard also denied making negative comments about immigration. He claimed he was trying to encourage the kids when they thought they might get deported.

Minyard also claimed that he told a group of students that they were smart and they could expect good jobs in the future. Not just one girl.

The police asked Minyard to take a DNA test to determine if he had touched the girl's clothing. He initially agreed but then changed his mind. He also initially agreed to take a polygraph test but then refused.

Minyard was then placed under arrest.

LATEST ON MARCH 13:  School Board Trustee Kevin Child oversees Sandy Searles Miller Academy.

"It makes me shocked and appalled when something like this happens," he said.

Trustee Child spoke with 13 Action News as he was traveling out of town.  He said he's working to get more information on how this incident allegedly happened.

"This is happening way too many times," he said, "maybe we have to look at some different policies."

13 Action News spoke with Minyard's wife on the phone Monday afternoon.

She stated her husband was innocent.  

Minyard's defense attorney states that the sex act charges will not be pursued by prosecutors.  13 Action News is reaching out to the District Attorney's Office for comment.

ORIGINAL: On March 10, a Clark County School District substitute teacher was arrested on charges of  lewdness with a child under 14 and a sex act by a school employee with a pupil 16 to 17 years old.

One of the incidents allegedly happened at Sandy Searles Miller Academy.

CCSD records show that 65-year-old Randall Minyard was hired on Jan. 30, 2017. March 9 was the first and only time he substituted at Sandy Searles Miller Academy.  

However, we're told he has been a substitute teacher at other CCSD schools.  The district is not releasing that information at this time.

According to a letter from the principal, school officials contacted law enforcement after receiving reports of Minyard's actions on March 9. He was arrested and fired from CCSD the following day.

The school says they're cooperating with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in its investigation.

Minyard's first court appearance will be on March 15 at 8 a.m.