Truancy officer arrested for strangling student, burglary, child abuse

LAS VEGAS - A truancy officer within the Clark County School District was arrested Wednesday on multiple charges including battery by strangulation of a student.

The Clark County School District Police Department arrested 56-year-old Scott Weissinger for an incident that allegedly occurred at a student's home on Oct. 18.

According to CCSD Police, Weissinger was on duty for CCSD when he entered the student's home illegally and committed the following alleged crimes:

  • One felony count of battery by strangulation
  • One felony count of burglary
  • One general misdemeanor for child abuse/endangerment

Weissinger was hired by CCSD in Jan. 1991. He will be suspended without pay once he is released from custody.

Weissinger was booked into the Clark County Detention Center.  Watch video of CCSD Police Capt. Ken Young speaking about the incident below.


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