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Another Day, Another LAUSD Teacher Under Investigation for Alleged "inappropriate touching" at Elementary School
An unidentified male teacher at a Wilmington elementary school is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate touching" of a student. The investigation of the educator at George de la Torre Jr. Elementary, in the Los Angeles Unified School District, began Friday, according to City News Service.
Thursday night, "five children and their parents made allegations against the teacher at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor station, according to district and law enforcement sources," reports L.A. Now.
Here's a bit more information about the accusations:
Investigators have identified at least 11 alleged victims: One is an adult employee who complained about inappropriate touching and other behavior; the rest are students as young as 8, a law enforcement source said.
Few details about the cases have been made available, however a LAUSD has said the instructor has been removed from the school, and parents have been notified of the Los Angeles Police Department's Juvenile Division detectives' investigation into the accusation.
Additionally, on Friday, the LAUSD removed the school's principal, Irene Hinojosa, from her position at the campus. "L.A. Unified will not comment on the reason for Hinojosa’s removal, calling it a confidential personnel matter," notes L.A. Now.
"School and District officials met with parents Friday," and were expected to meet again today, according to MyFoxLA.
George de la Torre Jr. Elementary opened in 2006. The kindergarten through 5th grade school is one of the smaller ones in the district; they had an enrollment of 776 students in the 2010-2011 school year.