Teacher Arrested for Alleged Sexual Relationship with Student
Katherine O’Neill, a 51-year-old teacher at Barstow High School, has been arrested on suspicion of a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student. On March 15, O’Neill was arrested by San Bernardo County Sheriff’s deputies who responded to a report regarding an inappropriate student-teacher relationship. She has been on administrative leave since October 2018. Her arrest follows the accusation she engaged in inappropriate behavior with a student by exchanging explicit text messages. Unfortunately, stories like this continue to come to light as social media and technology are used by predators as a means of communicating with students outside of school.
If you or any one you know has any additional information regarding this case, you are encouraged to contact the Specialized Investigation Division, Crimes Against Children Detail to speak to Deputy Gerania Navarro, who can be reached at (909) 387-3615, or Detective Brian Grimm at (760) 256-4838.
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