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September 2, 2015

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Crime:

Las Vegas mom who confronted, threatened school bus driver jailed

A Las Vegas mother who threatened a school bus driver in January spent time in jail this week.

Nidia Zozaya, who also goes by Nydia Mayorga, was arrested on a warrant Monday and booked into the Clark County Detention Center, officials said. Jail records indicate she has since been released from custody.

Zozaya has been charged with threatening to cause bodily harm or death to a school employee, a gross misdemeanor, according to a criminal complaint filed in February.

The alleged incident happened Jan. 15 at a bus stop near Montrose and Fontana streets, a residential area just south of U.S. 95. A Clark County School District Police affidavit outlines the alleged incident:

The bus driver contacted school police and reported that Zozaya, 32, stood at the open door of the bus and yelled profanity-laced threats while accusing the driver of mistreating her son.

Students aboard the bus at the time, who were interviewed by detectives, corroborated the bus driver’s story.

School police interviewed Zozaya at her home several days later. Zozaya said she told the bus driver “if she touched my son one more time, I would (expletive) her up.”

CCSD Police Sgt. Mitch Maciszak said officers investigated Zozaya’s claims but found no evidence of misconduct on behalf of the bus driver.

Maciszak said this type of case is a rarity and could have been avoided by the parent bringing concerns to the police or School District instead.

“We don’t want parents to take it in their own hands,” Maciszak said.

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