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‘There is a crisis in the neighborhood,’ CCSD’s Dr. Jara addresses school violence as end of school year nears

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — As the school year begins to come back to a shut, Clark County School District Superintendent Dr. Jara is reminding everybody that violence won’t be tolerated on campus.

“There is a crisis in the community that is coming into our schools. I want to be very clear that is what we are dealing with,” Dr. Jara stated.

It’s been a busy school year for CCSD as hundreds of violent incidents have been reported round the valley together with most lately at Eldorado High School.

“We have moved away from placing students into the prison system for small incidents. Are we satisfied with the reimplementation of restoring justice, no,” Dr. Jara added.

CCSD says they’ve taken a number of steps to regulate the violence like cameras and the instantaneous alert system at Eldorado High School.

Henry Blackeye is the police chief for CCSD and described the help police have acquired from different regulation enforcement businesses throughout the valley.

“We’ve asked Metro, Henderson, and North Las Vegas police to assist us with presence at our schools and they have been doing that and they will continue to do that until the end of the school year,” he stated.

CCSD police additionally say one other rising concern is site visitors in and round native faculties.

“If parents can take a few more minutes in the morning and leave early it would help stop the increased number of students struck by vehicles this year. That number now is 40,” Chief Blackeye added.

As the pandemic restrictions roll again, school officers say psychological well being companies will stay lively as greater than 2,000 suicide calls have been reported.

Mike Barton is CCSD’s chief faculty, career, and fairness officer and describes the sort of help accessible to CCSD households in want of assist.

“Care Solace is a service where parents and community members can contact them to be connected with a therapist if their child needs assistance. We also have telehealth services on all of our campuses,” Barton tells 8 News Now.

Meanwhile, Dr. Jara additionally added that oldsters have to have open communication with their youngsters and speak to their lecturers about any issues.

Families ought to count on extra updates from their kids’s school transferring ahead.

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