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Former Las Vegas Academy Teacher Arrested for Sex with Student

A former Las Vegas Academy teacher has been arrested on charges of sex with a student in 2017.

John Morris, 56, was arrested Sunday by police.

“A former Las Vegas Academy student reported to her university counselor in early 2018 that she had a relationship with a teacher while at Las Vegas Academy from March to May 2017,” Clark County School District Police Capt. Roberto Morales told News 3. “The university has to report such incidents to police and we were called and began an investigation in January.”

The results of the investigation were sent to the Clark County District Attorney’s office after a short investigation and an arrest warrant was issued Sept. 5, Morales said. He did not specify any details about the relationship.

A CCSD spokesman said Morris was employed at LVA until May 2018. No starting date for his employment or reason for ending the employment was available.

The Las Vegas Academy website says Morris was in his 27th year of teaching for CCSD and was a founding member of the academy. His biography on the LVA website says he served as director of the theater department for at least seven years.

Morris was initially booked into the Clark County Detention Center, but was not in custody as of noon Monday.

CCSD police are expected to release some additional information Monday afternoon.

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