Two Westview High Teachers Received Warnings for Inappropriate Texts to Students

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Westview High School / Photo by Adriana Heldiz

When Westview High School officials in Poway investigated physical education teacher Tim Medlock in 2017 for sending inappropriate texts to an underage student, it was not the first time in the school’s recent history that a teacher had been warned about texting a female student.

Newly released documents show officials at the school investigated another teacher, Derek Peterson, in 2016 after a student reported to school officials that Peterson had texted her that he’d had an “inappropriate” dream about her.

Peterson was the head coach of Westview’s junior varsity girls basketball team; the 10th grade student he was texting was a former player on the team.

When the student asked Peterson what the dream was about, he said he would have to wait to tell her more about it when she graduated from high school.

“I also need to know that our conversations stay here and don’t…

Original published: 2019-05-20 20:55:33 Read the full San Diego News here


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