LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – A Las Vegas High School student has filed a lawsuit following an alleged attack on school grounds two years ago.
According to court documents, the plaintiff—referred to only by the initials G.R.L. because she is a minor—named the Clark County School District, Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara, Principal Ronnie Guerzon, and a host of other individuals as defendants in her complaint filed in Clark County District Court on January 31.
That filing alleges that another LVHS student made threatening statements to G.R.L. on or around Feb. 1, 2022. The plaintiff said she relayed the details of the threat and concerns about her physical safety to a teacher, who “took no steps to protect G.R.L. as a result of this information.”
The complaint also alleges that the other student had recently returned to the school after being removed for an extended period of time for disciplinary problems. It said that the student in question was known “to have a history of violence and to be a threat to other students.”
The plaintiff said that the student began to repeatedly punch and beat her from behind, including a blow to the back of the head that caused her to lose consciousness and sustain shock to her body and nervous system, “all of which have caused, and will continue to cause, G.R.L. physical, mental and nervous pain, suffering, disability and psychological injury.”
The filing adds that G.R.L. did nothing to provoke the attack.
The complaint’s causes of action include a violation of the plaintiff’s 14th Amendment rights, a violation of Article 1 of the Nevada Constitution, negligence, negligent training and supervision, and reckless disregard for the plaintiff’s rights. The lawsuit asks for a judgment of general and special damages, punitive damages, and attorney’s fees and court costs.
It also demanded a jury trial.
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