Avenal Middle School Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Molesting Students
KINGS COUNTY, CA – Curt Meyer, a 70-year-old seventh-grade math and science teacher at Reef-Sunset Middle School, was arrested Friday at his home in east-central Fresno, and charged with 23 counts of lewd acts with a minor,felony child molestation, kidnapping, and a weapons charge, the Fresno Bee and ABC 30 News reported. Meyer has taught in the district for the last 19 years. Investigators said the crimes happened in late October as well as during the 2014-15 school year. Administrators at Reef-Sunset Middle School first learned of the allegations on October 29, at which point Meyer was immediately placed on leave. Three victims came forward and administrators brought the case to the Avenal Police Department on Wednesday, November 4th. Meyer was taken into custody on November 6th. According to the ABC news report, another separate student accused Meyer of inappropriate touching back in January, but there wasn’t enough evidence to bring charges. Meyer pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday afternoon. If convicted, he will likely spend the rest of his life in prison.