SACRAMENTO -- A Sacramento City Unified School District teacher is on paid administrative leave while an investigation continues into his alleged inappropriate relationship with a female student.
Ramon Rosales, 49, a special education teacher since 2008 at John F. Kennedy High School, was arrested and booked into the Yolo County Jail on two misdemeanor counts of inappropriately touching a minor. He has since been released.
The alleged incident took place on July 17. Rosales was spotted in his vehicle, which was parked along the bank of the Sacramento River near Old River Road and County Road 119 in Yolo County.
According to the sheriff's office, Rosales and the girl were engaged in a sexual act when the deputy arrived on scene.
The school district released a statement, that read in part: "The district is working closely with law enforcement and will continue to take every possible measure within our authority to ensure the safety and well-being of our students."
News of Rosales' arrest spread fast among students.
"Inappropriate," said one person who identified herself as a junior at Kennedy.
Another student told FOX40, "We don't want teachers like that at our school."
Last week, the school district did send home a letter to parents detailing the alleged incident. What is still unclear is where this case goes from here as the Yolo County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the extent of Rosales' alleged relationship with the girl.
Investigators have not said if the minor is a student at Kennedy. They are also looking into the possibility of other victims.