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CCSD breaks ground on lot for new Henderson elementary school

The Clark County School District has been dealing with overcrowding in its schools for a while now, but relief is finally coming to the City of Henderson.

On Thursday, CCSD broke ground on a brand new campus near Lake Mead Parkway and Olsen Street.

The new school is expected to be ready by June 2017. The construction in Henderson is said to be the first of a total of six schools that will be built this year.

Among the kids helping with the traditional turning of the dirt at the groundbreaking ceremony was little Kalia, who's a student at C.T. Sewell Elementary School. Sewell Elementary is one of many campuses bursting at the seams.

Kalia's in pre-school; her mother says this has been a long time coming.

"She's in the pre-k program so it's pretty big and they have about five teachers in there, along with volunteers all day," said Shannon Freire, Kalia's mother... Read More

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CCSD breaks ground on lot for new Henderson elementary school

The Clark County School District has been dealing with overcrowding in its schools for a while now, but relief is finally coming to the City of Henderson.

On Thursday, CCSD broke ground on a brand new campus near Lake Mead Parkway and Olsen Street.

The new school is expected to be ready by June 2017. The construction in Henderson is said to be the first of a total of six schools that will be built this year.

Among the kids helping with the traditional turning of the dirt at the groundbreaking ceremony was little Kalia, who's a student at C.T. Sewell Elementary School. Sewell Elementary is one of many campuses bursting at the seams.

Kalia's in pre-school; her mother says this has been a long time coming.

"She's in the pre-k program so it's pretty big and they have about five teachers in there, along with volunteers all day," said Shannon Freire, Kalia's mother... Read More

4 teens arrested in connection with violent home invasions

Four teens accused of committing multiple violent home invasions from Jan. 26- April 1 were arrested, according to Metro Police.

Eighteen-year-old Damian Campos, 18-year-old Antonio Walters, 19-year-old Noland Woodard, and 18-year-old Giovanni Loring were all booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

The various charges include but aren't limited to:

home invasion with a deadly weapon

kidnap with a deadly weapon

robbery with a deadly weapon

battery with intent to commit robbery

grand larceny auto

conspiracy to commit robbery

Metro says the home invasions range from the southeast part of Las Vegas to Henderson, so Metro Police detectives worked with the Henderson Police Department to identify the suspects... Read More

2 killed in Henderson shooting, car crash, fire identified

Two men found fatally shot in a car that had caught on fire after crashing into a Henderson home have been identified.

The Clark County Coroner's office said Thursday that 34-year-old Lanard Lafare Wilson Jr. and 25-year-old Selvy Auston died of multiple gunshot wounds. Their deaths were ruled homicides.

The two men were with two others when a fight broke out inside the moving car on Tuesday. The shots were fired by a passenger, killing the two seated in the front.

Henderson police said they're still investigating the incident and that neither of the survivors have been arrested.

The two men in the backseat were injured but treated at the scene.

They are cooperating and speaking with police as they try to determine who opened fire and why... Read More

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2 shot to death in car in Henderson neighborhood

A driver and passenger are dead after gunfire erupted in a car that crashed into a home in a Henderson neighborhood.

Henderson police said it happened around 12:15 a.m. on the 100 block of Trenier Drive, near Horizon Ridge and Mission Drive.

Four men got into a fight inside a car and the passenger and driver were shot to death, police said.

The car then crashed into a home. The homeowners were not injured.

Police are questioning two people in connection to the incident, but no one has been arrested.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.... Read More

Vandalism closes Boys & Girls community center in Henderson

Several windows were found broken at a suburban Boys and Girls Club site Sunday, shutting down the after-school community center.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada said Monday that it found 22 broken storefront windows at its Mary and Sam Boyd Clubhouse in Henderson.

Henderson police said they were called about 9 p.m. and are now investigating the incident.

No one was hurt.

The Boys and Girls Club said the incident caused $22,000 worth of damage.

The community center offering after-school programs for about 60 children between five and 18 years old will now be closed until further notice for repairs... Read More

CCSD's policy: How district plans to prevent misconduct between teachers, students

For the third time this year, a Clark County School District educator has been busted for sexual misconduct with a student. The most recent incident involved, a legacy high school teacher who admitted to police that he had sex with a pupil.

All of the incidents have raised questions for CCSD about what the school board is doing to prevent inappropriate relationships between teachers and students.

8 News NOW Reporter Karen Castro took a closer look at the school district's policy and training... Read More