According to Fox 40, multiple charges of sex abuse have been brought against a teacher at Arden Middle School located at 1640 Watt Ave, Sacramento, CA 95864.
On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, police arrested 49-year-old Glenn Alejandrino. Alejandrino, a long-time San Juan Unified School District middle school teacher, has been accused of sexually abusing multiple students. The abuse was said to have taken place at his home after he won the trust of both colleagues and parents. Police say the teacher supplied the young boys with alcohol and marijuana in addition to providing pornography and sex toys.
During the time of the abuse, between 2019 and 2021, Alejandrino was praised by the district for his efforts in improving social interaction during distant learning. He worked with the district for 25 years and moved from Cowan Elementary School in 2014, where he taught 6th grade. He is currently facing multiple felony charges of sexually abusing multiple middle-school-aged, but officials are concerned there may be additional victims.
Attorney contributor Bobby Thompson represents victims of sexual abuse in the state of California. As an experienced school sex abuse attorney, Bobby often represents parents of victims sexually abused by middle school teachers in civil lawsuits. Recently he shared his insight regarding the common question, can parents sue if a middle school teacher sexually abused their child?
"The law requires that schools and school officials provide a safe environment for their students. Sadly, predators are given undeserved trust and power when they gain positions as teachers or coaches. They are able to access vulnerable children, which can lead to sexual abuse. It is the duty of a school to prevent access to such predators by implementing safety precautions, including background checks, security monitoring cameras, and effective reporting procedures. If a school is found to be lacking in their safety precautions, they can be held accountable in a lawsuit."
"If you are the parent of a child who has been sexually abused by a teacher, it may be difficult to understand how your child could be victimized in such a way. You may feel that you did everything possible to protect your child from this type of harm. However, if the school failed to provide proper security, it could be held liable. For instance, if the school administration ignored previous reports of misconduct, the court may find the school was negligent in preventing further abuse. Victims and their families can learn more about their legal options by consulting with an experienced school sex abuse attorney."