Teacher arrested for allegedly making ‘terroristic threats’


A teacher at Bonanza High School was arrested for allegedly making “terroristic threats,” according to Metro police.

Leslie McGourty, a physics teacher, was arrested on campus Wednesday morning.

Police haven’t released many details, but they said the threats made in texts and weren’t made against the school. In fact, the threats made were unrelated to the workplace.

Students at the school told 8 News NOW the teacher arrested was Leslie McGourty.

“I would not expect that at all, to be honest,” said Xavier Miller, a student at Bonanza High School. “She was a little sketchy sometimes, but it’s shocking.”

Miller and his friend Miguel Rivera say they were her students last year.  They didn’t see her getting arrested, but the students said they quickly learned about her arrest through social media.

“It’s strange like she was, she was kinda odd but she never; terroristic threats?  She was always pretty happy and energetic, but I would never expect something like this,” Rivera said.

Metro Police and the Clark County School District Police Department spent most of the morning on campus as some curious parents and students were wondering about the extra law enforcement presence at the school.

“We usually have school police every day,” said Miller. “They’re all friendly like we all know them. We never have really; Metro appear; only when it’s like chaotic things going on.”

If McGourty makes bail, it’s unclear if she will be allowed to return to work. 

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