Morning Report: Report Found Teacher Groped Students; Officials Agreed to Keep it Quiet

The School for the Creative and Performing Arts building at Chula Vista High School. / Photo by Adriana Heldiz

Anthony Atienza was Chula Vista High School’s 2017 Teacher of the Year. He was also found by district officials to have serially harassed and groped several students.

Ashly McGlone reports that three students told Sweetwater Union High School District that they were targeted with frequent touching and inappropriate remarks on and off campus, including a school trip to Disneyland. An assistant principal concluded in a 63-page report in July 2017 that Atienza’s conduct had been “severe and pervasive.”

Atienza called the report “slanted” and said it relied on “three troubled female students over the legion of current and former students, their parents, and teaching colleagues who know the allegations against me are false.”

Atienza has been on paid leave this school year. He continues to teach classes at…

Original published: 2018-06-11 11:30:14 Read the full San Diego News here

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