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16-year-old student accused of battering, sexually assaulting teacher identified

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A 16-year-old Eldorado High School student accused of sexually assaulting, punching, and strangling a teacher until she lost consciousness has been identified as Jonathan Eluterio Martinez Garcia.

According to police, the teacher was in her classroom when Garcia entered to talk about his grades and eventually became violent.

Police said that Garcia attacked the teacher, caused her to lose consciousness, and later fled the classroom.

Sources told the 8 News Now I-Team that a janitor found the teacher in her classroom later in the afternoon.

Officers arrived at the school at around 3:30 pm Thursday once the incident was reported.

Garcia was taken into custody and booked into the Clark County Detention Center for attempted murder, sexual assault, battery with intent to commit sexual assault, first-degree kidnapping and robbery.

Garcia’s bail was set at $ 500,000. If he posts bail, he is to be placed on electronic monitoring and is ordered to have no contact with the victim and to stay out of trouble.

Garcia is scheduled to appear in court April 12 at 8 am

Following reports of the incident, Eldorado High School principal sent this message to parents:

As always, we want to keep you informed of important issues happening within our school community. According to the email, a person of interest is in police custody at this time. Police responded to our school after receiving reports of an assault against a staff member after dismissal today. CCSD PD and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police are currently investigating and a person of interest is in police custody. Because this is an active police investigation, we do not have additional details to share at this time. We will continue to provide updates as they are available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Eldorado High School

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