UTLA issued the following statement on reports of an arrest of a former De La Torre Elementary School teacher accused of sexual abuse:
UTLA is not familiar with the details of this case. We do know the individual resigned and that he is no longer a member of UTLA. The union will not be involved in his defense.
The allegations described are horrific. As teachers we have a duty to uphold the trust our students and their parents place in us.
We urge our members and the community to cooperate with ongoing law enforcement investigations in this case.
UTLA will not be doing media interviews at this time. UTLA will release further statements as necessary.