LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – A recent violent attack in a Las Vegas high school classroom has sparked a lawsuit against the Clark County School District, raising concerns about school safety and accountability.
The incident, which took place in February 2022, gained attention after a video of the attack circulated on social media. In the video, a girl is seen being repeatedly punched in the head by another girl, while a classroom full of students looks on.
Attorneys representing the student involved in the attack have raised questions about the school district’s policies and practices, and are seeking accountability for the incident. The ACLU of Nevada has joined the legal fight for the student, who has been undergoing serious ongoing medical treatment since the attack.
According to attorney James R. Sweetin, the teenager “deserves justice for what she’s been through,” citing the serious injuries and ongoing suffering the student has experienced. The lawsuit argues that the school district had the ability to prevent the attack, but failed to do so, leading to the student’s injuries and ongoing disability.
The lawsuit asserts that negligence on the part of school and district leaders has resulted in serious injury to the student’s body and nervous system, causing lasting pain and disability. Despite the legal action, the Clark County School District has declined to comment on the pending litigation.
The incident has raised important questions about school safety and the responsibility of educational institutions to ensure the well-being of their students. As the lawsuit progresses, it brings to light the ongoing conversation about preventing violence in schools and holding institutions accountable for their duty to protect students.