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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1999
A substitute teacher accused of stripping in front of his fourth-grade students was arrested Thursday and booked on suspicion of a lewd act against a child, police said. Police arrested Wendell Smith, 46, at his home in Highland Park about 3 p.m. without incident, according to LAPD Cmdr. David Kalish. Detectives interviewed the 24 students in Smith's class at El Sereno Elementary School after they reported to school officials Wednesday that the teacher had removed his clothing in front of them.
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NATIONAL
December 20, 2012 | By Michael Muskal and Tina Susman
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- People in this idyllic New England town returned on Thursday morning to the church that has served as the centerpiece of its grief and mourned another of the town's young victims killed last week at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In what has become a tragic daily occurrence this week, people gathered at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church for a funeral, this time for Catherine Violet Hubbard, 6. She was one of the 20 first-graders killed Friday morning when a gunman invaded their classroom area at the school.
NEWS
May 17, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
Rising tension, scattered violence and no reports of progress in negotiations marked the third day of a teachers' strike that has crippled the educational process in the Los Angeles Unified School District. At Hollenbeck Junior High School, extra police were assigned today after three "Molotov cocktail" firebombs were thrown at the school overnight. There were no reports of injury. Elsewhere, Banning High School teacher and football coach Rocky Garibay was charged with assault on a school employee this morning after he allegedly struck and spit at a substitute teacher last night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Cypress man who worked as a substitute teacher at Corvallis Middle School in Norwalk has been charged with sexually molesting a 13-year-old student. Ricardo Arvizu, 32, faces three counts of committing a lewd act upon a child under 14, authorities said Thursday. Arvizu was arrested Tuesday after Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies found the girl, who had been reported missing by her parents, at his home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A substitute teacher faces up to 10 years and four months in prison after pleading no contest to five felony counts of furnishing marijuana to minors. Christopher Bochin, 22, has sent a letter of apology to Fresno High School, where he was arrested in March after police said he was smoking marijuana with students. Bochin entered his plea Monday in Fresno County Superior Court. His sentencing was scheduled for Dec. 9.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 20, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A former Covina high school substitute teacher and coach facing allegations of unlawful sex with a minor turned himself in to Long Beach police Thursday night, authorities said. Brian Galan, 25, of San Dimas was booked at the Long Beach Jail on a felony charge of having sex with a minor, said Long Beach Police Officer David Marander. He was being held in lieu of $200,000 bail. Police did not have additional information Friday on the circumstances of the case.
OPINION
August 31, 2004
Re "A Dometown Girl," Aug. 28: The article about Olympian Joanna Hayes showed a large picture of her father, Ted Hayes, above a much smaller picture of Joanna. The article went on to describe the impact of Joanna's accomplishments on Dome Village people. The article told how her mother was abandoned with four children and supported them as a substitute teacher. That was all you wrote about her mother; everything else was about Ted Hayes. Why would you celebrate a father and picture his pride when it was her mother that held the family together?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1996 | ERIC WAHLGREN
Tom Stafford, a substitute teacher and Green Party member, has decided to run this fall for the Ventura County Board of Education seat now held by conservative Wendy Larner. Stafford, 62, becomes the second candidate to vie for the post occupied by Larner, one of the targets of a failed recall campaign last year after she voted to ban AIDS care and Planned Parenthood presentations from teacher-training workshops.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 2005 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
A substitute teacher was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of contributing to the delinquency of a minor after he was found harboring a 13-year-old girl overnight at his Cypress home, police said. Ricardo Arvizu, 32, who was booked at the Norwalk sheriff's station, was scheduled to appear today in a Cerritos courtroom, where more charges could be added, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lt. Mike Connolly.
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