Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified Paso Robles schools spokesman Ashley Lightfoot.
A Paso Robles High School teacher has been placed on administrative leave following accusations he was having a sexual relationship with a student.
Jeremy Ryan Monn, 30, of Paso Robles, was arrested on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.
According to the Paso Robles Police Department, officers began investigating Monn on Sunday.
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During that investigation, a 16-year-old female student allegedly disclosed that she was having an ongoing sexual relationship with her adult male teacher – identified by police as Monn. The victim is not being identified.
Monn was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail Tuesday afternoon with an additional charge of dissuading a witness, according to jail logs. His bail was set at $50,000.
Paso Robles Joint Unified School District confirmed Monn’s arrest in a news release Tuesday, saying that he has been placed on administrative leave and is prohibited from visiting school sites or other district facilities as well as contacting students, parents or district staff.
Ashley Lightfoot, district spokesman, declined to comment further about Monn’s position at the school or how long he has been a teacher.
However, Monn’s Facebook profile listed him as an agriculture teacher and a National FFA Organization adviser since August, as well as a Paso Robles High and Cal Poly graduate.
Jim Lynett, executive director of the Paso Robles Public Educators union, which represents all certificated employees in the district including classroom teachers, counselors, librarians and nurses, confirmed Tuesday that Monn was an agriculture teacher, but he could not confirm how long Monn was at the school.
According to Tribune archives, Monn was a lineman for the Paso Robles High football team and a member of the school’s FFA organization. In 2001, he was among a four-person team to win a national title for the school at the National FFA Convention’s livestock judging competition.
According to Monn’s Facebook profile, he is the son of Paso Robles Public Works Director Doug Monn.