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Compton Middle School Teacher Under Investigation

A teacher in Compton is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct

By Jesse Gary and John Simerson
|  Friday, Mar 9, 2012  |  Updated 6:31 PM PDT
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Another teacher is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct and the Compton Unified School District is now investigating a male teacher at Davis Middle School. Jesse Gary reports.

Another teacher is under investigation for alleged sexual misconduct and the Compton Unified School District is now investigating a male teacher at Davis Middle School. Jesse Gary reports.

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A male physical education teacher at Davis Middle School in Compton is under investigation for suspected sexual misconduct, sources tell NBC 4.

Davis Middle School has an enrollment of about 1,100, and, according to the source, more than one student may have been victimized by the teacher in question.

Parents arriving to pick up their children after school on Friday were shocked to learn the recent spate of teachers charged with sexual misconduct had found its way to Davis Middle School.

"Well I'm a parent here and now I'm kind of concerned," Joel Martinez said.

The school’s principal had no comment and referred all questions to Karen Frison, the acting superintendent at the Compton Unified School District.

Frison was out for the day, but a spokesperson said officials are aware of the allegations, and confirmed that detectives from the Sheriff’s Special Victims Bureau are investigating.

The teacher in question has reportedly been placed on paid administrative leave.

At least one Compton Unified board member is troubled by the cloud of suspicion now hanging over Davis Middle School.

"I believe it's important for us to remain very, very calm and very focused," Micah Ali said. "Understand that the objective is student safety."

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