Las Vegas struggles with rising violence in schools

By: | May 12, 2022

After several days of classroom lockdowns when violent brawls broke out inside Desert Oasis High School in Las Vegas, Cherish Morgan had had enough.

She began organizing parents and students to pressure the Clark County School District to crack down on expulsions, demanding more security and training for teachers. On the second day of the fighting in early March, Morgan recalls standing outside the school on the sidewalk frantically texting her seventeen-year-old daughter who was trapped inside.

“It’s terrifying when you’re out here and you’re like, I know where she is, I could just go grab her, she would be safer with me if I could just go get her,” she said.

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