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Fired CCSD substitute accused of soliciting sex from student

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Garic Wharton II (Source: LVMPD) Garic Wharton II (Source: LVMPD)
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A terminated 25-year-old employee of Clark County School District was arrested Thursday, accused in an attempted sexual misconduct case involving a student.

According to CCSD, Garic Wharton II, 25, was arrested at his home and booked into Clark County Detention Center.

CCSD said a student's tip to police revealed Wharton was engaging in sexually explicit conversation to solicit sex with a 16-year-old girl through social media.

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Wharton was removed from his teaching responsibilities when officers learned of the situation.

"Our kids are our kids they got to be protected,” parent Sam Santacruz said.

Parents said it’s very upsetting.

“Pretty sick: I have five boys and two girls and it’s bad, the school district’s got to do something about that,” Santacruz said.

CCSD Police Captain Ken Young said it’s important to monitor kids' social media accounts and to remind them of red flags to look out for when teachers try to talk to them online.

"Take this opportunity to sit down with your kids once again to talk about social media proper contact with teachers or other adults outside your residence.” Capt. Young said.

The investigation began on May 18, which was also the same day he was terminated from South Academic Center.

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