LAS VEGAS (AP) — A defense attorney in Las Vegas says he may seek a third competency evaluation for a 16-year-old who faces sex assault, attempted murder and other felony charges in a violent after-school attack that left a teacher unconscious in her classroom last month. Defense attorney Paul Adras said following a brief court appearance with his client on Friday that he asked a judge for additional time to review findings of two mental health professionals who said the teen understands the charges against him and can assist in his defense. The April 7 attack has spurred protests and concerns about escalating violence in the nation’s fifth-largest school district. The teen remains jailed pending his next court date May 27.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The metro Las Vegas school district will provide electronic panic-button devices to teachers as it moves to boost security in the wake of a incidents that include a violent after-school attack that left a teacher injured and unconscious in her classroom. In addition to providing teachers with panic devices equipped with bluetooth connectivity, the Clark County School District will ask police agencies to increase their presence at schools and upgrade security cameras. Te panic devices will issued first at El Dorado High School, the site of last week’s attack. A 16-year-old student faces sex assault and attempted murder charges in the incident.