LAS VEGAS (KLAS)– A group of protestors gathered in front of the home of Clark County School Board Trustee President Linda Cavazos Sunday afternoon.
More than 30 people showed up at Cavazos’ home to stage the protest. Cavazos led the board through a vote to fire Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara three weeks ago. Jara was reinstated after another vote last week.
“They were yelling about mask mandates and about the COVID virus being fake and that we were suffocating their children with masks and that we were not listening to them,” Cavazos said.
CCSD Police were warned about the protest and were on standby all weekend.
Cavazos said she feared for her safety and the safety of her neighbors.
“We were able to see that at least two or three came up to the front door. I was on the other side of the door so I could hear very clearly the comments they were being made,” she said.
CCSD Trustee Katie Williams, who in past weeks has taken to her Twitter account to criticize some of Cavazos’ decisions and statements, sent a tweet Sunday saying she was not behind the protest, “I don’t condone protesting at personal residences, and I didn’t send anyone to Linda Cavazos’ house.”
The group leveled insults and she claims they even threatened to burn her house down. She also said she heard protesters say ‘Katie sent us,’ possibly referring to Katie Williams, another school board member.
Williams denied any involvement in a post on Twitter.
“It’s quite disturbing and an extremely upsetting experience,” Cavazos said in a phone interview Sunday.
In a 4-3 vote last week, the CCSD Board of Trustees decided to essentially wipeout its previous vote to fire Superintendent Jara. He has yet to say if he will remain in his post.