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Granite Hills teacher accused of ‘very disturbing’ sexual misconduct arrested, district says

Grossmont Union High School District officials said Wednesday that police have arrested a Granite Hills High School teacher who became the subject of an investigation in June amid allegations of “very disturbing” sexual misconduct.

District officials did not provide the name of the teacher, and El Cajon police did not immediately respond to questions about the case Wednesday night.

El Cajon police notified the district Wednesday that investigators had arrested the teacher “on felony and misdemeanor charges,” according to a statement released Wednesday night by district spokesperson Colin McGlashen.

It was unclear when police arrested the teacher or what potential charges the teacher could face.

Allegations against the teacher first surfaced June 14, according to a previous statement from school district officials that called the allegations “very disturbing.” District personnel immediately notified the El Cajon Police Department and Child Welfare Services, and the teacher was placed on unpaid leave, according to district officials.

El Cajon police Lt. Randy Soulard confirmed in a June 15 email that police were investigating the allegations, but he did not provide details beyond what the school district released at the time.

The school district also launched its own investigation, according to its statement Wednesday night. “As a result, the employee no longer works for the Grossmont Union High School District,” the statement said.

The district did not provide details about the findings of its investigation or when the teacher’s employment ended.

“There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our students,” the district’s statement said. “We condemn all acts of sexual misconduct, take all such allegations very seriously, and are committed to taking swift and appropriate action to ensure the safety of our students just as we’ve done in this case.”

Granite Hills High School, located in the eastern portion of El Cajon, enrolls about 2,400 students.

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