Two former Glendora High School students have accused a Glendora High School teacher of inappropriate behavior and unwanted physical contact with them while they were minors, according to a report by the San Gabriel Valley Tribune Monday.
The Tribune reports Glendora Police investigated allegations, and sent the case to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, but no charges have been filed because the one-year statute of limitations has expired.
One of the women has been identified as Amy McElroy, 20, a former valedictorian of Glendora High School.
She told the Tribune that Paul Zigan, who currently teaches history at Glendora High School, engaged in unwanted physical contact that included long embraces, groping and kisses on the cheek during the summer of 2007. McElroy, who said she also babysat for Zigan and his wife, also accuses Zigan of sending her inappropriate texts and emails. McElroy filed her report with the Glendora Police Department last summer.
The other 19-year-old woman in the investigation declined to give her name, but also accused Zigan of sending her a late-night text asking her what she was wearing.
Glendora Unified School District confirmed to the Tribune that Zigan is still teaching at Glendora High School, although officials would not state whether he had been disciplined, according to district policy.
The allegations come on the heels intense scrutiny over teacher misconduct in classrooms, following a high profile case at Miramonte Elementary School.
Senator Bob Huff and other California lawmakers are pushing to create more stringent disciplinary actions against