A Central High West teacher arrested for a felony charge of using electronic communication devices to solicit sexual acts with a minor. The Fresno County Sheriff’s arrested 31-year-old Fabian Botero of Clovis. Deputies said school administrators at Central High School’s West Campus received a report of inappropriate behavior taking place between a teacher and student.
Sheriff’s detective said they responded to the school and conducted a lengthy interview with Botero. During this time, Botero admitted to the inappropriate behavior.
Central Unified School District has released the following statement.
“Effective immediately, Mr. Botero is no longer an employee with Central Unified
School District. His arrest, based on the felony charge, is deeply disturbing. All
interactions between staff and students should have the highest standards of
professionalism and boundaries. The behavior that led to these charges is
absolutely unacceptable for anyone, especially an educator.
Student safety is a top priority for the district and as such, we are fully
cooperating with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office and will continue to do so
throughout the course of its investigation. We’re taking measures to ensure
classes aren’t disrupted and additional support staff and counselors will be on
campus for students and staff.
We appreciate the swift action of our high school administrators who
immediately contacted law enforcement as soon as the allegations surfaced this
morning. We’re also grateful for our partnership with the Fresno County Sheriff.”