South San Francisco, CA May 10, 2018 Submitted by SSFPD
The South San Francisco Police Department initiated an investigation on April 25, 2018, after receiving information alleging a middle school teacher at Westborough Middle School was having inappropriate interactions with juvenile students during school hours. The investigation led to the arrest of the teacher, Joseph Toy, who has been a teacher at the school for approximately 13 years . As a result of the investigation, Toy was arrested by South San Francisco Police Detectives earlier today, May 10, 2018, at his home in San Bruno. Toy was subsequently booked into the San Mateo County jail on numerous felony charges related to lewd and lascivious acts with minors.
The South San Francisco Unified School District takes allegations against their employees very seriously and handles them carefully. The safety of the students is paramount and will not be jeopardized. The school district administration immediately placed Toy on administrative leave once the initial information was received on April 25, 2018, and they notified the parents of those students who were reported to be involved. The school district leaders are cooperating, and working together with the South San Francisco Police investigators as the investigation continues. Toy has remained on administrative leave throughout the investigation.
The San Mateo County District Attorney’s Office is also working with investigators on the ongoing investigation. Anyone with any information related to this investigation is encouraged to contact the South San Francisco Police Department at 650-877-8900.
The South San Francisco Unified School District has put out a release which can be read CLICK HERE