Agassi prep teacher fired, faces sex assault charge

Fri, May 22, 2015 (10:50 a.m.)

Shannon Giardino

Shannon Giardino

Jose Garcia

Jose Garcia

The Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy says it has fired a special education teacher after she and her ex-boyfriend were arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a child who was not a student at the school.

Police arrested 41-year-old Shannon Giardino and ex-boyfriend Jose Adrian Garcia this week.

KSNV-TV reports Giardino had been a teacher at the K-12 public charter school for two-and-a-half years.

Giardino faces two counts of sexual assault with a child under 14 years old and one count of child abuse or neglect. Garcia faces seven counts of lewdness and sexual assault of a child under 14.

It wasn't clear if Giardino and Garcia are represented by an attorney. The two could not be reached for comment.

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