Safety Neglect: Eldorado High Teacher Sues School District for Attack Injuries

Las Vegas, Nevada – A former Eldorado High School teacher is taking legal action against the Clark County School District, alleging that the district failed to ensure her safety, as reported by the lawsuit filed in Clark County District Court.

The teacher, identified as Sade Doe in the lawsuit, was brutally attacked and sexually assaulted in her classroom by a student, Jonathan Eluterio Martinez Garcia, who was charged as an adult for the crime. The incident occurred in April 2022 when Garcia, a student of the teacher, entered her classroom after school hours under the pretense of discussing missing assignments.

According to the lawsuit, the teacher was left unprotected as there was no one present to witness the violent attack that took place over an hour before a janitor discovered her. Garcia was arrested the same day for the assault, to which he later pled guilty to charges including attempted murder and sexual assault with battery resulting in serious bodily harm.

The lawsuit against the school district highlights lapses in security protocols, alleging that the school failed to enforce policies requiring students to leave the building after school or to inform teachers of students’ violent tendencies. The complaint also claims that the teacher was not adequately trained to handle violent situations or informed of security risks at the school.

As a result of the attack, the teacher suffered physical and psychological trauma, leading her to leave her teaching position at CCSD. The lawsuit seeks damages exceeding $50,000 and requests a jury trial, naming the district, former Superintendent Jesus Jara, and Eldorado Principal Christina Brockett as defendants.

In response to the lawsuit, a district spokesman declined to comment on the pending litigation. However, CCSD has implemented new security measures districtwide, including panic buttons, single entry points, fencing, and upgraded surveillance cameras following the incident at Eldorado High School. The school was one of the first to receive these enhanced security features, with an estimated cost of $26 million.

Martinez Garcia is currently serving a 16 to 40-year prison sentence for his crimes at Lovelock Correctional Center. The legal battle between the teacher and the school district underscores the importance of ensuring the safety of educators and students in educational settings.