LAMONT, Calif. (KGET) — An Arvin High School teacher on Friday pleaded not guilty to seven felonies alleging sex acts with a 17-year-old female student.

Michael Parra stands next to Christina Matias from the Public Defender’s Office at his arraignment Friday.

Additionally, Michael Joseph Parra, 44, was served a criminal protective order telling him to stay away from and not contact the alleged victim. Parra, shackled and dressed in orange jail clothing, said he understood.

Judge Michael Caves kept bail at $417,500 and set a preliminary hearing for Dec. 1. Caves said he believed the bail amount was appropriate “given the nature and severity of the charges.”

Parra was arrested Wednesday on campus and has remained in custody.

Anyone with information on this case, including other potential victims, is asked to call the Arvin Police Department at 661-854-5583.