Teacher held on sexual misconduct charges


A Chaparral High School mariachi teacher was arrested Wednesday on two counts of sexual misconduct with a student, according to Clark County Detention Center records.

Adam R. Romo, 26, is being held at the jail with bail set at $6,000. A Clark County School District source with knowledge of the arrest said the victim is a 17-year-old boy.

Clark County School District police Lt. Ken Young confirmed that Romo was in custody.

"We did make an arrest of Adam Romo," Young said when reached by phone Wednesday night.

He said school police made the arrest based on "information that came to us," but he did not provide details.

Romo teaches a full-time mariachi program that has more than 180 students at Chaparral. The school is at 3850 Annie Oakley Drive, near U.S. Highway 95 and Flamingo Road.

Romo is scheduled for a court appearance Friday.

State law explicitly says a person who is 21 or older and in position of authority is guilty of a category C felony if he or she "engages in sexual conduct with a pupil who is 16 or 17 years of age and who is enrolled in or attending the public school or private school at which the person is employed."

 

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