School district leaders react to video of violent attack


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — School district leaders are responding to a violent video that shows a girl being punched repeatedly in the head by another girl in a Las Vegas high school classroom full of students.

“Violent acts, assaults, and bullying will not be tolerated in the Clark County School District, and those who choose to engage in these activities will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” said Superintendent Jesus F Jara in an emailed statement. .

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The email included a statement from Board Chair Irene Cepeda:

The video, which has since been removed from Facebook, began circulating widely on Friday, with social media users calling for accountability.

The Clark County School District Police Department said a Las Vegas high school student was cited Wednesday for assault and battery.

The Las Vegas high school principal emailed parents regarding the altercation:

“Earlier this week your student may have witnessed an altercation in one of his classes,” Principal Ronnie Guerzon wrote. “The administration is aware of and responding to this matter and it is being dealt with through the appropriate channels.

“As a reminder, we expect all students to adhere to the CCSD Student Code of Conduct,” Guerzon continued. “Please discuss with your student appropriate behavior on campus.”

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