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San Pedro High teacher arrested on charges of sexually abusing student

Craig Clough | July 22, 2015

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Michelle Yeh (Credit: LAPD)

Michelle Yeh (Credit: LAPD)

A 28-year-old female teacher has been arrested on suspicion of sexual abusing one of her students at San Pedro High School.

Michelle Yeh, who was on temporary assignment in the science department of the school during the past spring semester, was arrested Friday after a 15-year-old male student claimed she had abused him on several occasions, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Yeh has been released on $100,000 bail.

The student was in her class and after the semester ended, Yeh reached out to the victim on several occasions and arranged private meetings, the LAPD said in a press release about the arrest.

The release also said, “The investigation is still ongoing and detectives believe there may be other cases of unreported sexual abuse with other students. Yeh has held multiple temporary teaching assignments in the surrounding area and also provided tutoring online, allowing her contact with other minors. Anyone with further information is encouraged to come forward.”

LA Unified had no comment on the arrest other than to describe Yeh as a “former employee,” KTLA reported.

“I’m just appalled. It’s scary knowing that you send your child to school and you know, this is a place where they are supposed to be safe,” one parent, Rebie Griffith, told KTLA.

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