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Las Vegas school psychologists say shortage is 'school safety issue'

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Las Vegas school psychologists say shortage is 'school safety issue'
Las Vegas school psychologists say shortage is 'school safety issue'

School psychologists in the Las Vegas valley are asking for change as the district faces a psychologist shortage.

EVERYONE WAS PANICKED.WE TURNED OFF THE LIGHTS, WELOCKED THE DOORS, AND THEN WEALL JUST SAT AND WAITED.AN ALL TOO FAMILIAR SCENE....UNFOLDING AT A CAMPUS....IN CALIFORNIA...A 16-YEAR-OLD...OPENS FIRE...ON HIS CLASSMATES...AND THEN HIMSELF...KILLING TWO STUDENTS.GOOD EVENING...IM TRICIA KEAN...AND IM TODD QUINONES...TODAY WAS THE SHOOTER'SBIRTHDAY...AND THERE ARE QUESTIONS IFADDING MORE SCHOOLPSYCHOLOGISTS CAN HELP PREVENTTHESE MASS SHOOTINGS..HERE IN CLARK COUNTY WE ARECURRENTLY DEALING WITH A"SERIOUS" SHORTAGE.13 ACTION NEWS REPORTER....CARLA WADE JOINS US LIVE...FROM TONIGHT'S SCHOOL BOARDMEETING....WITH HOW ONE GROUP....PLANS TO ADDRESS IT.CARLA...A LARGE GROUP OF SCHOOLPSYCHOLOGISTS ARE HERE ATTONIGHT'S MEETING ASKING THEDISTRICT TO START A TASK FORCETO ADDRESS A SHORTAGE OF SCHOOLPSYCHOLOGISTS IN CLARK COUNTY.WEARING SPECIAL T-SHIRTSHIGHLIGHTING THE RATIO OFSTUDENTS TO THEIRSCHOOL'S ONE PSYCHOLOGIST ABOUTA DOZEN PSYCHOLOGISTS SHOWED UPIN SUPPORT OF NATIONAL SCHOOLPSYCHOLOGIST AWARENESS WEEK.SEVERAL ADDRESSEDAWARENESS WEEK.SEVERAL ADDRESSED THE BOARDDURING THE PUBLIC COMMENTPORTION OFTHE MEETING SAYINGSOLUTIONS TO SCHOOL SAFETYISSUES ARE DIRECTLY TIED TOHAVING MORE SCHOOLPSYCHOLOGISTS WHO CAN ASSESSSTUDENT BEHAVIOR PROBLEMSBEFORE THEY ESCALATE.CCSD IS CURRENTLY SHORT 30SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS AND 40CCSD SCHOOLS DON'T HAVE ONEATALL ACCORDING TO THE CURRENTPRESIDENT OF THE NEVADAASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLPSYCHOLOGISTS.COMING UP ON 13 ACTION NEWS 11WE WILL BREAK DOWN WHY THEDISTRICT IS HAVING A DIFFICULTTIME RECRUITING AND KEEPINGSCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS.AS FOR THE SHOOTING.....IN SOUTHERN CALI

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