Staff member at Las Vegas school assaulted on campus Monday afternoon, official says
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - A staff member at a high school in Las Vegas was assaulted Monday afternoon, officials confirmed.
According to a letter issued to parents and guardians on Tuesday, Darlin Delgado, principal of Rancho High School, stated that a staff member was assaulted outside of the school building after the school had closed for the day.
Delgado said in the note that the assault took place by “an unknown individual.”
“Yesterday after our school was closed, a member of our school staff was assaulted on campus outside of our school building by an unknown individual.”
It happened around 7PM Monday night when Clark County school district police said they received a call through dispatch that a campus security monitor had been attacked.
After a string of violent incidents last school year, the school district invested millions to roll out panic buttons across high school campuses.
Lieutenant Zink with the CCSD police department said this situation shows they are working as three staff members used their buttons to alert police there was an emergency.
The campus security monitor that was attacked was transported to UMC and the principal for Rancho High school said he was released this morning.
Parents and students are still on edge after finding out about the attack.
“It is kind of scary because we don’t really know what is happening and we don’t know who it was either,” said Rancho High School student Ashley Hernandez.
“My kids do mariachi after school programs and sometimes I am thinking maybe I don’t want them to go anymore because it is not safe,” said parent Arianda Hernandez. “It is just very concerning, and I hope they find who it is and take care of the situation.”
CCSD police are still investigating and searching for the suspect and said they do not believe the suspect is a student.
Anyone with information on the matter is asked to contact CCSD Police at 702- 799-5411.
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