No Charges To Be Filed Against Las Vegas Teacher

Police say an Arbor View High School teacher and coach will not be charged with sexually abusing a former student almost 30 years ago.

But Clark County school officials have not yet decided if Richard Kazee will keep his job.

Kazee is on paid leave and is being investigated by the district in connection with allegations reaching back to when he taught in the Lexington, Kentucky school system starting in the late 1970s.

Kazee was named in a nearly $4 million civil lawsuit won by his former student in July.

The student claimed that the school board in Kentucky ignored her allegations of abuse against Kazee and other teachers.

Lexington police say they did not charge Kazee because the student was of legal age at the time of the incident.

The age of consent in Kentucky is 16.

Kazee taught social studies and coached the boys varsity soccer
team at Arbor View.

He was hired in 1993.

He has declined to comment on school district's investigation.


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