San Marcos high school teacher arrested for sending explicit photos to minor
SANTA BARBARA, Calif .– On Friday, the principal of San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara sent an announcement to student families and staff members saying a teacher had been arrested for crimes against a minor.
The post says Santa Barbara police have informed the school that one of its employees has been arrested on charges relating to online solicitation of a minor.
Police confirmed the employee’s identity as Jarrod M. Bradley, 45, who worked as an AP physics and marketing teacher as well as a high school tennis coach.
Officers said they were contacted on Thursday by a minor who said he received inappropriate messages while communicating with someone on a location-based social networking app.
The boy explained that he received messages of a “sexting” nature and eventually received explicit photographs of the person. The boy then recognized the man as a teacher in San Marcos.
Santa Barbara Police detectives, with help from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office, contacted Bradley in high school on Friday and arrested him.
He was incarcerated in the County Main Jail for distributing harmful material to a minor and communicating with a minor with criminal intent.
This investigation is ongoing.
San Marcos principal Kip Glazer said Bradley has been placed on mandatory leave, effective immediately.
The school district will work with the SB Police Department for this investigation.
Anyone with information relating to this case is encouraged to contact Santa Barbara Police Detective Sergeant Larson at 805-897-2347.
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