KING CITY — King City Police Department has opened an investigation into allegations of teacher misconduct at Santa Lucia Elementary School in King City.

According to a KCPD news release, the parent of a fifth-grade student at the school contacted police on Aug. 27 with allegations that a fifth-grade substitute teacher “touched their child during the school day in an inappropriate manner.”

In addition, police said the department was provided notification by the school as well to meet mandatory reporting obligations.

KCPD is “actively working to determine if criminal conduct occurred,” police said. 

To aid the investigation, the department is requesting parents of fifth-grade students at Santa Lucia School to speak with their children and evaluate if they may have had “inappropriate contact” with the substitute teacher, who was not named, on Aug. 27.

“At this time the investigation is ongoing as we work to determine the circumstances relating to the allegations brought forward,” police said. 

Anyone with further information is encouraged to contact KCPD at 831-385-4848; Sgt. John Dow at 831-386-5969 or [email protected]; or the anonymous WeTip line at 1-800-78-CRIME.

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Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.


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