Granite Hills High School teacher resigns amid misconduct allegations

Granite Hills High School
Posted at 11:47 AM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 20:14:00-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A Granite Hills High School teacher resigned from his job amid allegations of misconduct, the school district announced Thursday.

According to Grossmont Union High School District officials, Ral Christman was placed on administrative leave on April 20 after misconduct allegations against him surfaced.

Upon learning of the allegations, district officials said they “immediately notified and cooperated with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.”

Christman resigned from his job on April 30, the district said.

Several students told 10News they were shocked at all this.

Jessica Tachiquin is a sophomore at Granite Hills High School.  "I think Christman was a really good teacher; he encouraged students to always do their best and he taught us how to respect one another. He really just.. he was a good teacher and it makes me sad he doesn't work at Granite Hills anymore."

Heaven Stout added, SOT @ : Heaven Stout\Granite Hills H. S. sophomore
INQ=4:03  "Mr. Christman was a great teacher. I never had him but my firends did and we'd go in there at lunch for Native American studies class and he was always so open, always so nice and I thought it was awesome because he'd put on performances and stuff with the school to bring in different cultures to Granite, which I thought was awesome."

District officials stated: “The Grossmont Union High School District takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and has taken appropriate steps to support and protect our students and our school community.”

Sheriff's Department Lt. Michael Blevins told 10News:

"The Family Protection Unit of the Sheriff's Department has received a report related to allegations of misconduct by a former Grossmont Union High School District employee. We are conducting an investigation into the allegations but do not have any additional details about the investigation to release at this time."