A 16-year-old high school student has been arrested for attempted murder after being accused of being ‘violent’ with a teacher while ‘talking about his grades’, police say

  • A Las Vegas teenager has been arrested after being charged with assaulting his teacher last week.

  • Police say the teenager ‘became violent’ during a discussion about his grades.

  • The 16-year-old was arrested for attempted murder.

A 16-year-old high school student in Las Vegas has been arrested after police say he became “violent” with a teacher during a “discussion over his grades”. KTNV-TV, an ABC affiliate, reported Friday.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said the unidentified student was taken into custody and incarcerated for attempted murder, first degree kidnapping, robbery, sexual assault and assault with intent to commit sexual assault.

Police say officers responded to a high school on Thursday afternoon following a report of an injured teacher. KTNV-TV that the incident happened at Eldorado High School.

When officers arrived on the scene, the teacher was being treated by first responders and was taken to a local hospital “in a stable condition”, police said in a statement.

During their investigation, police learned the incident happened when the student went to the teacher’s classroom to discuss his grades.

“At some point, the suspect became violent and began punching the victim and choking her until she lost consciousness,” police said. “After the attack, the suspect fled the classroom and the victim was later found by another employee.”

Police are seeking more information about the alleged assault. KTNV-TV reported that prosecutors would conclude charges against the student.

Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara released a statement following the incident, which was obtained by the news station.

“I am devastated and the SDCC family is grieving for the teacher who was assaulted at Eldorado High School,” the statement read. “Our hearts are heavy because of the violence committed against him, and we pray for his full recovery.”

The statement continued: “While this incident is now in the hands of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, rest assured that this suspect will be held accountable for his actions. Let me reiterate unequivocally that violence will not be tolerated at Clark County Schools or against our students or staff.”

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