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Teacher faces charges of attempted sex acts with minor

A local middle school teacher accused of attempting sexual acts with a minor was arrested Wednesday.

Michael Barclay, 44, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center Wednesday on two charges of attempted sexual acts with a minor, according to the jail’s booking log.

Barclay was assigned to home on paid administrative leave, according to Clark County School District spokeswoman Melinda Malone. He was last assigned to Lied Middle School, Malone said. Barclay taught U.S. history, according to the school’s website.

Barclay is the second teacher from Lied Middle School, on Tropical Parkway near Decatur Boulevard, to be arrested this school year.

Last month, 47-year-old Alfphonso Washington, who taught and coached girls’ basketball at the middle school, was arrested and charged with two counts of lewdness against a minor.

Malone said that once the district attorney’s office has filed an arrest warrant for a district employee, the dismissal process can be initiated.

Contact reporter Colton Lochhead at clochhead@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-4638. Follow @ColtonLochhead on Twitter.

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