Escondido, CA

Police will file no charges against P.E. teacher

Following an investigation of allegations by a female student that a male P.E. teacher had watched her changing into her P.E. clothes, Escondido Police Department has announced that no charges will be filed.

On August 17, the Escondido Police Department began an investigation into an incident involving a male P.E. teacher and a female student at San Pasqual High School.

According to a spokesman for the EPD, “The student alleged to officers that the teacher was seen near the doorway of the girl’s locker room and had seen her changing into her P.E. clothes.  This initial statement was taken and then a School Resource Officer conducted follow-up the next day.”

According to the EPD, “On Friday, August 18, further interviews were conducted with witnesses to the incident.  Based on those statements, there is no probable cause to believe the teacher was involved in any criminal behavior, and no charges will be filed at this time.”

The Escondido Police Department and the Escondido Union High School District are working closely together during this investigation.  EUHSD is conducting a parallel investigation and will be determining if there were any District policy violations.  The teacher will remain on administrative leave until the district investigation is completed.

Those with further information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact the Escondido Police Department at 760-839-4722.

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