A fou-year-old little girl who attends Dogwood Elementary in Heber has told her parents one of the employees at the school touched her inappropriately.
But after these allegations that person continues to work for the school district.
The superintendent of the Heber Elementary School District and the principal of Dogwood Elementary says they’re going to let the Imperial County Sheriff’s deputies handle the investigation but until then the employee will continue to work.
The parent of the child at Dogwood Elementary has complained to the Sheriff’s Department that the employee molested her daughter.
Monica Velarde has a son at the school. once she heard the district’s decision she has spear headed a campaign to have that employee removed from his job.
"I don’t think that a person that has been accused of child molestation should be able to still work at a school district where there’s children present," Monica Velarde said.
Superintendent Jaime Silva told News 11 the accused is no longer working around children.
"We’re not asking them to fire him. We’re asking them to put him on leave. Let the law enforcement do their job but get the person out of there so we can have the children safe," Velarde said.
Velarde says she can’t umderstand why the school district isn’t taking this action.
"Let the you know court system process go through if he’s innocent that’s great but if he say he’s proven guilty why are we exposing our children to more danger?" Velarde said.
Velarde says the alleged act took place in the restroom.
"This person has had a background of inappropriate behavior with children. Several mothers have had stories about him rubbing on little girls’ shoulders and calling them ‘oh you’re my princess," Velarde said.
Parents are scheduled to march in protest of the school district’s decision.