A Las Vegas teenager has been accused of sexually assaulting, beating, and choking his teacher after going to talk to her about his poor grades!
Jonathan Eluterio Martinez Garcia, 16, was taken into custody and hit with a slew of charges, including attempted murder, over the alleged attack, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
Police said that the teen had gone to the teacher’s classroom at Eldorado High School to discuss his failing grades, and then he became violent.
“[He] began punching the victim and strangled her until she lost consciousness,” police said in a statement.
Garcia then fled, according to cops.
The injured teacher was discovered inside the classroom by a janitor and was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Garcia was arrested about a mile from the school 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.
The case prompted the Clark County Education Association and Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak to demand a safer environment for teachers amid a rise of fights and weapons on campuses across the Clark County School District.
Martinez Garcia was being held on $500,000 bail and was scheduled to appear in court again on Apr. 12. At that appearance, the judge set a competency hearing for him at his lawyer’s request.
Martinez Garcia faces 15 felony charges in connection with the incident. He was initially facing six felony charges. However, an additional nine felony charges were added for a total of 15.
His charges range from kidnapping, sexual assault, robbery, attempted murder with the use of a deadly weapon or tear gas, battery by strangulation to commit sexual assault, and more. He is being charged as an adult.
Bail for Martinez Garcia remains at $500,000, under the condition of high-electronic monitoring and no contact with the victim.