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High School Teacher Arrested For Alleged Sexual Relationship With Student

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A Hacienda Heights high school science teacher was arrested today for allegedly performing sexual acts with a 15-year-old student in the classroom and the teacher's home.Authorities arrested 37-year-old David Park at his Chino Hills home for the charges of oral copulation, lewd act with a child and sexual battery, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. He's being accused of having a sexual relationship with his female Los Altos High School student from September 2014 to November 2014.

School officials tipped off the LASD after a staff member noticed that the student seemed distraught and investigated further, KTLA reported.

Park has been a teacher at the school since 2009 teaching chemistry and biology, and has since been placed on administrative leave. From 2007 to 2008, he was a "walk-on" football coach at Ruben Ayala Chino Valley High School in Chino, and Western Christian High School in Upland.

His bail is set at $1,000,000, and he's being held at Industry Sheriff’s Station. Park's expected in court on Feb. 25.

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Anyone with any information about Park is urged to contact the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. Special Victims Bureau at (877) 710-5273.

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