November 7, 2008

High school teacher Miguel Rivera arrested in molestation case

November 7, 2008

The Salinas Californian

A 66-year-old teacher at Everett Alvarez High School in Salinas has been placed on paid administrative leave and his home was searched today after a 16-year-old boy reported the teacher molested him.

Police said the boy stayed after school on Halloween to seek assistance from his teacher, Miguel Rivera, on an assignment. According to a police press release, Rivera, molested the boy in the classroom, and the boy reported the act to school officials, who immediately escorted Rivera off campus and placed him on paid administrative leave.

School officials reported the incident to the Salinas Police Department, who arrested Rivera today and executed a search warrant at his home on Badger Way in Salinas.

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