The West Contra Costa Unified School District is toughening its hiring policies weeks after a popular sixth-grade teacher in El Cerrito was arrested for allegedly molesting six students at his previous workplace in Richmond.
A teacher accused of sexually abusing six elementary school students pleaded not guilty to more than two dozen felony charges filed against him in Contra Costa County Superior Court on Friday.
The arrest and the allegations came as a shock to administrators at the school and the West Contra Costa Unified School District.
A teacher was arrested in El Cerrito Wednesday morning for allegedly sexually abusing multiple students at a Richmond elementary school.
Belvedere police arrested a San Anselmo man Monday on suspicion of committing a sexual act with a girl under 16 years old.
A man was arrested in South San Francisco on Wednesday on suspicion child molestation, police said.