A sixth grader named Christopher told CBS2 that he was the one to discover the
“I grabbed it, and when I was grabbing it, my teacher snatched it out of my hand,” Christopher said to CBS2. “I asked him, ‘What are you gonna do with it?’, and he said, ‘Don’t worry about it’.”
Someone else ended up reporting the discovery to school administrators, who in turn told officials at Los Angeles Unified School District. The Long Beach police department is currently investigating the case.
LAUSD official Daryl Strickland says that the teacher was not a regular substitute teacher at Rancho Dominguez prep. As soon as officials learned about the accusation, the teacher was immediately removed from the school.
"He is not here, students are safe," Strickland said to KTLA. "We are trying to communicate with parents, students, teachers and the community -- let everyone know what we know at this point."