UPDATE: This article has been edited to add a statement from Cox Las Vegas and from CCSD.
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — An “interruption of its internet services” left Clark County schools without access to some internet services Friday, the district said.
According to the release from the Clark County School District on X, the interruption of internet services is affecting the district’s operations. Those affected services include internet and email access, and may cause phone services to be intermittent, the district said.
Classes at CCSD schools are scheduled to go on as planned, although district officials warn that “some transportation services may be delayed.”
For their part, Cox Las Vegas issued a statement regarding the disruption, saying, “We have identified construction-related damage to our fiber conduit in Las Vegas. All resources are dedicated to restoring services as soon as possible to those impacted; however, repairs may be ongoing throughout the day.”
Just after noon, CCSD officials released a statement on X, saying, “The District’s internet service provider has identified the cause of the internet interruption impacting CCSD and other businesses to be construction related damage. The internet service provider is working to correct the issue, however repairs are expected to be ongoing throughout the day.
“CCSD schools continue with classroom lessons as scheduled. The internet outage is impacting phone service at some locations. Parents/guardians are asked to be patient with school staff through this process.”
Earlier in the week, information was released on a security breach at CCSD. Experts said the breach led to unauthorized individuals accessing some students, parents, and staff information. District officials said they were working to identify and notify those affected.
It was not immediately known if the issues were related.