The principal of a high school in California has resigned after he was arrested for allegedly having sex with a former student.
Brian Garret Joseph, 38, was allegedly involved with the student when she was a minor and attending Etiwanda High School in Corona, according to San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies.
The principal quit his position at the Chaffey Joint Union High School District school on Tuesday after being held on $25,000 bail.
He was arrested after Chaffey Joint Union officials contacted sheriff deputies at the Rancho Cucamonga station to report the allegations, according to the Huffington Post.
‘We got an anonymous tip that was very recent and we acted on it immediately,’ Superintendent Mathew Holton told the news source. ‘This is a very sad day.’
The allegations were investigated and a search warrant served at Joseph’s home. He was later taken into custody on accusations of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.
He will be replaced by Tom Mitchell, a former principal at the school.
Joseph is reportedly married and worked for the district for nine years. The former student is now 18 years old.
Anyone with more information about the investigation can call sheriff’s deputies at 909-387-3615.
The arrest comes just one day after another California teacher was arrested for allegedly carrying on a two-year sexual relationship with an underage female student.
Terrance Lee Smith, 32, of Chula Vista, was arrested at a Sweetwater Union High School District office on Monday morning.
The alleged victim’s mother had contacted police last week after learning of the alleged affair which took place between 2006 and 2008, starting when her daughter was 16-years-old, theSan Diego Union-Tribune reported.