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Substitute teacher at Foothill suffers medical episode, has to be restrained

Updated Friday, May 9, 2014 | 12:16 p.m.

A Foothill High School substitute teacher was sent to the hospital today after suffering a “medical episode” on campus, according to Clark County School District Police.

School District and Henderson Police officers were called to the Henderson school around 10 a.m., said CCSD Police Capt. Ken Young. The substitute teacher had a “medical episode” at the campus quad during lunch, Young said. He could not elaborate further, citing medical privacy laws.

Henderson Police spokeswoman Kathleen Richards said the male teacher was “talking incoherently and acting erratically.”

The substitute teacher was restrained and sent to an area hospital, Young said. Richardson said the substitute teacher was being held on a “Legal 2000” – a document that allows authorities to hold someone who may be a danger to himself or others.

In a video KVVU Channel 5 said was provided to the station by a Foothill student, a man is seen yelling at students while standing on a raised planter.

"Get out of here. This is not life. This is a drug hospital. This is an outrage," the man yells before throwing a jug to the ground.

"You have potential," he yells later in the video. "You have the potential to make your dreams come true."

No students or staff were involved in the incident, and the school was not placed on lockdown, Young said.

“At this point our main concern is to make sure that his person is taken care of,” Young said.

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