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Did Castro Valley High Teacher Have 'Inappropriate Relations' With Student?

District Superintendent Jim Negri says a teacher was put on leave Friday while an allegation of misconduct is investigated.

The Castro Valley Unified School District put a teacher on paid administrative leave Friday after receiving "allegations of an inappropriate relationship" between the teacher and a high school student.

District Superintendent Jim Negri would not say whether the complaint was sexual in nature or whether it was made by a student or a parent.

Nor did he reveal anything about the names or genders of the teacher and student involved.

"We have to handle this in a way that protects everyone's privacy," Negri said. 

Negri said district officials want to get to the bottom of the allegations soon without compromising everyone's right to due process.

"Ideally we'll get it resolved as quickly as possible, but I've seen these things drag on for six months," he said.

Law enforcement has been notified. Negri said sometimes legal authorities conduct a parallel investigation, other times not.

No matter what school or law enforcement officials do or don't do, Negri said nothing will be disclosed unless and until a criminal charge is filed — and at this point it would be premature to speculate about any such thing.

The district has not yet notified parents but is considering such a notification, he said.

Complaints about misconduct of this type at the school are very rare, Negri said.

MoMo February 13, 2013 at 08:18 AM
Teachers/staff need to get in touch with the parents...not the student. Email, text, call me and I'll forward what needs to be shared on to my teenager. This will avoid situations like this. I've always done it this way. Be nosey in your kids life...ask questions. We don't know what happened. ..the truth will come out and until then we should not jump to conclusions. It's not our say to make it or break it. That's for the school district and authorities to decide.
Tom Abate February 13, 2013 at 07:58 PM
This story has been altered in response to some of the comments. Thanks for being involved and attentive.
Lisa Marie February 14, 2013 at 05:40 AM
As an employee of a school district it is very seldom that a teacher or staff member is put on paid administrative leave based simply on allegations. As mentioned in a prior statement if this was something innocent that has been blown out of proportion this could have great deviation on his (or her) career. Where is SLEA in all of this?
cvmama February 14, 2013 at 06:22 PM
Dave k., I have a child that goes to cvhs, and an employee was texting her. I went to the school and had a discussion with the administration and they agreed that it was highly inappropriate, yes it was about homework, but it was still inappropriate. You might be the one out of touch. They should be contacting parents,not students. And maybe they should sue if the allegations are false,but even if they did that, their career would still be tarnished. thats the consequences o getting too involved in a students life.
Alex McMurray February 16, 2013 at 03:25 PM
Tom - What is the latest on this story?


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