South San Francisco, CA May 3, 2017
Parents were left wondering who was the teacher and which classes did he teach when the South San Francisco Unified School District published the following on the district website:
Dear South San Francisco Unified School District Community,
We have been informed by the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) of the arrest of an individual who has served as one of our substitute teachers.
We are both shocked and saddened by this news. SFPD have indicated that the individual was arrested for possession and distribution of child pornography. The individual worked as a substitute teacher in our district during the current school year. To date, there have been no misconduct complaints filed about the individual during his time with our district.
If you or your child have additional information as it relates to this case, please contact the San Francisco Police Department. (415-553-0123)
This substitute has been released by SSFUSD and will no longer be on our campuses. District and school leaders are cooperating closely with SFPD officers as they continue their criminal investigation.
Our students and staff will receive our full support as we continue to ensure a safe learning environment for our school community.
Shawnterra Moore, Ed.D.
South San Francisco Unified School District
While we can appreciate confidentiality might be needed during an ongoing investigation it would seem after an arrest the suspect’s name would be released. Or at the very least naming the schools where this person taught. Not having this basic information has caused undue duress on parents and guardians of students in our district. Some are speculating he taught at El Camino High School because notices were sent to parents of students there. Some are saying it was Spruce because they received information.
We will update when more information becomes available. To read the comments by parents/guardians in our community CLICK HERE and scroll to May 2nd.