Las Vegas teenager charged with sexual assault, attempted murder for alleged attack on teacher
A16-year-old Las Vegas student allegedly beat his teacher into unconsciousness during a conversation about grades, according to police.
The student, identified as Jonathan Eluterio Martinez Garcia by the Las Vegas Journal Review, met with his Eldorado High School teacher Thursday afternoon to “to talk about his grades,” the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced Friday.
“At some point, the suspect got violent and began punching the victim and strangled her until she lost consciousness,” police said in a statement.
Martinez Garcia fled the scene and another school employee eventually found the woman in her classroom.
She was rushed to the hospital with “multiple injuries,” but in stable condition.
A student allegedly attacked a teacher at Eldorado High School in Las Vegas.
Martinez Garcia was eventually captured and charged with attempted murder, sexual assault, battery with intent to commit sexual assault, first-degree kidnapping and robbery.
“I am devastated, and the (Clark County School District) family hurts for the teacher assaulted at Eldorado High School. Our hearts are heavy because of the violence committed against her, and we pray for her full recovery,” Superintendent Jesus Jara said in a statement to families.
“While this incident is now in the hands of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, rest assured that this suspect will be held to account for his actions. Let me say again, unequivocally, violence will not be tolerated at Clark County Schools or against our students or staff.”
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