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Students had warned school about Danville teacher now facing molestation charges

Students at San Ramon Valley High School in Danville had warned administrators about a teacher’s inappropriate behavior prior to his arrest for molestation, the Mercury News reported.

A public records request by the newspaper found that several students had complained about biology teacher Nicholas Moseby, 41, who also coached the cheerleading squads. In one incident, Moseby allegedly whispered to two freshmen girls, “You are lucky you guys are hot,” the newspaper reported.

Moseby, a first-year teacher, was arrested in September and charged with child molestation, multiple counts of lewd acts upon a child, and sending a lewd video to a girl. He is currently being held at Contra Costa County jail.

Prior to his arrest, district officials transferred Moseby to a nearby middle school.

“San Ramon Valley administrators knew about inappropriate sexual abuse in the classroom because female students made several written complaints against him,” the victims’ attorney Jason Runckel, told the Mercury News. “The San Ramon Valley High School administrators ignored the complaints.”

District spokesperson Tammy Herley said the district is investigating the matter.

“Following this situation and as part of our commitment to continuous improvement, we are reviewing with all administration and staff the critical importance of prompt and proper responses to a student’s concerns,” Herley wrote in an email to the newspaper.