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Former SRVUSD employee charged with child pornography possession

Original post made on Aug 26, 2022

A Danville man who worked at an elementary school in the town has been charged with possession of child pornography by the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office, following his arrest earlier in the month.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, August 26, 2022, 4:37 PM

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Posted by H
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Aug 26, 2022 at 5:35 pm

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This is not an isolated incident. (Removed pending verification. Please add link or send moderator documentation) There needs to be a screening process for these jobs and the fact that SRVUSD still hasn’t created a process after so many incidents of child predators working on campus it brings the question of is child safety actually important to SRVUSD.

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Danville
on Aug 27, 2022 at 8:39 am

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Wherever there are children, there will be alleged child predators. I don't know what the screening process is for SRVUSD. Our kids are grown, and they weren't raised in the Tri-Valley. Even with backround checks, unless someone has been arrested, they fly under the radar. It's scary. Parents, teachers, administration, etc. need to be on the lookout and err on the side of caution for the protection of our children.

Posted by Scott Hale
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 27, 2022 at 11:14 am

Scott Hale is a registered user.

H: do you ever really have an actual idea what you are talking about? Of course SRVUSD has a 'process' to hire staff. The standard interviews, finger print FBI background check, references etc. Plus before one steps on campus there are a slew of videos one much watch (and pass the test for each one).
As noted unless one has been arrested AND convicted there wouldn't be anything in the background check. So, in this alleged case, how would they know? Do tell and don't invent facts, please.

Posted by H
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Aug 27, 2022 at 1:14 pm

H is a registered user.

Scott Hale - The police reports are public information. I recommend you look at them yourself rather than trying to justify the lax policies SRVUSD has toward this behavior.

Posted by Scott Hale
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 27, 2022 at 2:40 pm

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H: I strongly recommend you figure out hiring practices of SRVUSD before trying to state you know what they are. You simply don't.

In THIS case, please educate us how the district would have known in advance or during?

Don't spiral to other issues; stay on topic.

Posted by H
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Aug 27, 2022 at 4:44 pm

H is a registered user.

Scott Hale - if this was an isolated incident I would agree with you. However, given that there was at least one other SRVUSD yard duty worker that was dismissed for inappropriately touching first grade boys, there seems to be a pattern emerging that is outside the scope of coincidence. How many of these cases have been at Mt Diablo, Pleasanton, or Dublin combined? None this year that I’m aware. Suggesting that SRVUSD is just seeing bad luck is not accepting the full picture. Also combine this with the at least one sexual assault that was reported in a HS bathroom and it raises questions of if SRVUSD district staff are intentionally looking the other way for some inappropriate behaviors. Frankly I don’t understand defending this situation while simultaneously refusing to get all facts from the authorities.

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