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Pioneer High School Spanish Teacher Sexually Assaulted Student in Classroom: Police

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    SJ Teacher Accused of Inappropriate Conduct With Student

    A teacher in San Jose has been arrested for alleged inappropriate conduct with a student, school officials said Tuesday.

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019)

    A teacher in San Jose has been arrested for sexually assaulting a student in his classroom, police said.

    Ricardo Chavarria, a Spanish teacher at Pioneer High School, was taken into police custody Tuesday and booked into Santa Clara County Jail. The 37-year-old Chavarria, a San Jose resident, faces four counts of sexual penetration with a person under the age of 18 and three counts of oral copulation with a person under the age of 18.

    Ricardo Chavarria, a Spanish teacher at Pioneer High School in San Jose, is accused of sexually assaulting a student in his classroom. (Jan. 22, 2019)
    Photo credit: SJPD

    Police investigators said Chavarria committed the alleged crimes between last November to December.

    The San Jose Unified School District confirmed the teacher's arrest for inappropriate conduct with a student in a letter to its school community. District officials said the educator will not be returning to Pioneer nor any other position in SJUSD.

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