Two people, one of whom was a teacher at Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, were arrested this week and face charges of sexual assault.
Shannon Giardino, 41, faces two counts of sexual assault with a child under 14 years old and one count of child abuse or neglect. Jose Garcia, 38, faces seven counts of lewdness and sexual assault of a child under 14.
Giardino worked as a teacher at Agassi Prep for 2½ years. A school official says she is no longer employed there. The victim was not at the school, nor did any of the alleged crimes occur on the campus.
“Agassi Prep has taken all steps, as it always does, to ensure the safety and best educational environment for its students. The school acted promptly and appropriately at all times,” school official Francisco Aguilar said in an email.
Giardino and Garcia are scheduled to appear in court at 9:30 a.m. June 24.