Judge dismisses charge for CCSD teacher arrested at school board meeting

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A judge on Monday morning dismissed charges against a Clark County School District teacher arrested at a school board meeting last August.

CCSDPD placed Kristan Nigro in handcuffs and cited her for disturbing the peace during the height of teacher protest over a new contract with CCSD.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada represented Nigro in the case and filed a motion last week Thursday to dismiss the charge.

On Monday, a judge agreed and Nigro told 8 News Now “I’m a free woman.”

Charges were also dismissed for the other teacher arrested and cited that day.

“Neither of our clients should have been cuffed and removed from a CCSD board meeting, and we’re glad to see these defective citations dismissed,” ACLU staff attorney Jacob Smith said to 8 News Now in a statement. “Teachers should not have to fear criminal prosecution when advocating for themselves.”

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