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Millbrae Teacher Posts Bail After Being Arrested on Molestation Charges

A Millbrae middle school teacher arrested Wednesday on suspicion of inappropriate contact with a minor is out on bail, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said Thursday.

Heather Amanda Butts, a 40-year-old teacher at Taylor Middle School, posted $85,000 bail and was released from custody.

Butts was arrested after San Bruno police received a report Monday of a woman engaged in inappropriate conduct with a juvenile female in a parked car on Santa Helena Avenue.

Police found Butts and the girl sitting in the car.

An investigation revealed that the two had been having an inappropriate relationship, according to police.

Butts' first court appearance will be at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 19 in the San Mateo County Superior Court in Redwood City.

The Millbrae School District has placed Butts on administrative leave pending further investigation, Superintendent Vahn Phayprasert said.

"The safety of our students is the highest priority," Phayprasert said in a statement.

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