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Teacher at Citrus High in Fontana arrested after allegations of misconduct with student

By in Press Enterprise on October 6, 2017

By Gail Wesson Adolf Jasso (Photo courtesy of Fontana Police Department)

A Citrus High School teacher in Fontana was arrested Thursday, Oct. 5, on a misdemeanor count after allegations of misconduct involving a female student were brought against him, according to a Fontana Police Department news release.

Adolf Jasso was arrested on suspicion of annoying or molesting a child and is being held without bail at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, according to jail records.

Fontana police received information Thursday from Child and Family Services that a male teacher had been accused of sexually harassing a juvenile female student at Citrus High, according to the police news release.

Following an investigation, officers arrested Jasso, according to the city police news release. Jail records show he was arrested about noon.

“Prior to Jasso’s arrest, the District placed him on administrative leave pending the outcome of the preliminary investigation,” according to a written statement issued by the Fontana School Police Department on behalf of the Fontana Unified School District.

“School administration is conducting additional student interviews to assist in the verification of the allegations,” according to the statement.

In Fontana, both the city and the school district have police departments. The city agency is leading the investigation, with cooperation by the school police department, Fontana schools Police Chief Martin J. Sissac said by phone.

The school police statement said the student involved in the allegations is no longer attending Citrus High.

Sissac said Jasso is a tenured secondary teacher. Because of the ongoing investigation and because it is also a personnel issue, the chief said he would not address when Jasso was placed on leave nor whether the leave is paid or unpaid.

Jasso has a single-subject teaching credential originally issued in 1999, according to the state Commission on Teacher Credentialing website. He is authorized to teach social science and English language […]    

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