The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced Friday that a student has been arrested after he was accused of sex assault and attempted murder of a teacher at a local high school.
According to Las Vegas police, on Thursday at approximately 3:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a high school in the 1100 block of North Linn Lane, Eldorado High School, for a report of an injured teacher.
Arriving officers were directed to a classroom where a female teacher was being treated by medical personnel for multiple injuries, police said.
According to LVMPD, an investigation by the department’s Sexual Assault Section indicated that the teacher was in her classroom when a16-year-old student entered to talk about his grades. At some point, police say, the suspect got violent and began punching the teacher and strangled her until she lost consciousness.
Police say the suspect fled the classroom after the attack, and the victim was later found by another school employee.
Police were able to identify the suspect and Clark County School District police officers took him into custody in the 5700 block of Cedar Avenue without incident.
The suspect was transported to CCDC and booked for attempt murder, sexual assault, battery w/intent to commit sexual assault, first degree kidnapping and robbery, police say.
Anyone with any information about this incident is or has information about this crime is urged to contact the Sexual Assault Section at 702-828-3421. To remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers by phone at 702-385-5555, or on the internet at