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San Jose Unified School District Math Camp teacher Craig Zitner convicted

San Jose Unified School District teacher Craig Zitner was arrested in 2017 for molesting a 12-year-old female student at a summer math camp. The math course, Math Enrichment, was held in Saratoga. Craig Zitner had been an employee of the San Jose Unified School District since 2004 and a teacher at Broadway High School since…

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San Francisco teacher Donovan Harper pleads guilty to sexual battery

In 2017, Donovan Harper was teaching physical education at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, which is part of the San Francisco Unified School District. He had been an employee for the district for three years, but it was during his full-time employment at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, when allegations surfaced…

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Salinas Elementary School teacher Robert Krietzman convicted of child pornography

Officials at Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School in Salinas were shocked to find out that one of their first-grade teachers, Robert Krietzman, was arrested for having over 600 photos and videos of child pornography. The arrest occurred in May 2016 at Krietzman’s Watsonville home after a six-month-long investigation by the Santa Cruz Police Department.…

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Pioneer High School teacher John Hayden convicted for child pornography

The California teaching credential for former Pioneer High School teacher John Hayden was revoked in November 2018, following his conviction for sexual crimes.   In April 2017, John Hayden was arrested by the San Jose Police Department on suspicion of possessing child pornography. Hayden, a special education resource teacher, was arrested while on school grounds.…

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Westmoor High School teacher Hector Vazquez is facing sexual abuse charges

Westmoor High School Spanish teacher Hector Vazquez is facing sexual abuse charges after being arrested for unlawful sexual intercourse with a student. It appears that the Jefferson Union High School District hired Vazquez in 2011 even though an internet search would most likely have turned up Vazquez’ prior history in the state of Wisconsin.

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Sylvandale Middle School aide Junior Bitao facing sexual abuse charges

Sylvandale Middle School Junior Labsan Bitao

Junior Labsan Bitao, a teacher’s aide at the San Jose Sylvandale Middle School, is facing sexual abuse charges following his arrest for the alleged sexual molestation of two boys. San Jose Police identify the two students as 13 and 15 years of age. The SJPD report states that Bitao was arrested for “touching a person…

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Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against San Jose Unified School District

Lawsuit states that it took two complaints by Willow Glen Middle School parents for the school to finally act against teacher Clifford Pappadakis. The San Jose Unified School District is facing a sexual abuse lawsuit filed on behalf of two former Willow Glen Middle School girls, victims of photographs taken by former Physical Education teacher…

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Greenfield Teacher Jerry Mares Arrested

UPDATE – NEED YOUR HELP The law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard is investigating the background of Vista Verde Middle School teacher Jerry Mares. If you have any information about his behavior at school towards students prior to his arrest or knowledge of complaints or any other information that can be of help, please…

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