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Teachers on leave during investigation at Southwest Middle School in Otay Mesa west

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Posted at 5:26 PM, Sep 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 20:37:53-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — At least two teachers are on leave pending investigations at Southwest Middle School in Otay Mesa West.

A spokesperson for Sweetwater Union High School District confirms the investigations, saying the teachers are not allowed on campus at the current time.

10News uncovered the investigations when a viewer reported that his daughter had been interviewed in the case. He says an assistant principal questioned her about one teacher's behavior, including conduct that could be considered sexually inappropriate.

The father, who asked 10News not to use his name, says he's upset that he was not notified by the school before his daughter was brought in for questioning.

"I would have preferred my wife to be there, or I could have had the chance to say no, I don't want her interviewed because these are very serious, morbid conversations to have with 12-year-old girls," the father said.

He says the only communication he has had from the school is a robocall voicemail the day after the questioning to notify him that it had occurred and suggesting he ask his student about the topics discussed.

A district spokesperson says they are limited in what information can be released by privacy and personnel issues.