Last Updated: 7/13/2020
Further Reading: In the second section of this article, school sexual abuse lawyer Bobby Thompson discusses filing a lawsuit for sexual abuse by a teacher.
A physical education teacher in the East Bay was arrested in January for allegedly sexually abusing two former students. 54-year-old Kyle Ann Wood has been charged with two counts of felony sexual abuse of a minor as stated on www.cbslocal.com.
The alleged abuse happened between 1996 and 1998 when Wood was teaching at Acalanes High School in Lafayette.
Wood was teaching PE at Miramonte High School in Orinda at the time of her arrest.
Court documents mention two victims. However, the charges are only related to one of the two, who came forward to police in October. The second alleged victim is deceased.
Anyone with information regarding this case has been asked to call detectives at (925) 283-3680 or (925) 299-3234.
Bobby Thompson is a sexual assault attorney who has represented victims of sexual abuse by teachers, coaches, and other school employees. Bobby has offered to share his advice on whether a victim has grounds for legal action against the school in a sexual assault case.
“Sexual predators are often found in jobs where they can get close to children without being too conspicuous. This attracts many of them to the teaching profession and is a reason that schools must always be on the watch for predators. Whenever a school employee has been charged with sexual abuse it is important to determine whether the school acted negligently in its handling of the situation. If the school did not properly investigate or was aware of the abuse and did nothing then they can be found negligent and can be held liable in court.”