CARSON CITY, Nev. – In response to the senseless tragedy in Las Vegas last night, the Nevada Department of Education is reminding students, teachers, and parents of the emergency hotline that is available to them through the department’s Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment.
“As the Las Vegas community wakes up to this tragedy, the Nevada Department of Education stands ready to support students, families and educators in whatever way we can,” said Steve Canavero, Ph.D., Superintendent of Public Instruction. “We encourage anyone affected by last night’s shooting to reach out for support if needed.”
Canavero was in touch with the Clark County School District (CCSD) early this morning to offer any assistance from the state. CCSD will have counseling services available for students at all of its schools. Law enforcement has cleared CCSD to operate a full day, but district officials are aware that there may be bus delays due to road closures and all sports and after school activities have been cancelled, including CCSD’s kickoff event for the Week of Respect at Josh Stevens Elementary School.
“Children and adults can be impacted by community trauma in many ways, and thus it is important to recognize that each person may need to process that trauma differently,” said Christy McGill, Director of the Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment.