The Clark County School District in an announcement made on Tuesday, said that it will seek to enhance its safety at area schools. Recently, a 16-year-old student was arrested for attempted murder and sexual assault on a teacher at Eldorado High School. which prompted the District to look deeply at its policies on school safety.
School teachers district-wide are expressing outrage over the level of violence exhibited by students. Some haven’t made it clear they wish to leave the industry of teaching as a whole if something is not done.
Superintendent Jesus Jara listed several reforms that he believes will address the problem of school safety. Reminding students and families of the zero tolerance policy they have towards violence.
CCSD Superintendent Jara and Trustee Evelyn Morales join teachers union president Marie Neisess of Clark County Education Association to discuss the updated safety measures being taken.
Chief Henry Blackeye of CCSDPD said they’ve asked law-enforcement partners to show an increased presence in and around schools until the end of the year.
Some of the ideas floated to help increase safety in schools are implementing a technology similar to panic buttons in classrooms. The panic devices are worn about the teachers neck via a lanyard and are Bluetooth connected.
The device will alert first responders dispatch. In addition superintendent Jara has plans on upgrading campus security cameras. He said “The cameras are outdated. And we’re going to find the resources within the Clark County school district to protect our employees.”