UPDATE: McFarland Unified School District speaks out on teacher arrest

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MCFARLAND, Calif. (KGET) — A McFarland High School teacher was arrested over the weekend for alleged sexual contact with a student.

According to the McFarland Police Department, Elvia Gonzalez was arrested at around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday after they were notified by the McFarland Unified School District that a student showed the McFarland High principal inappropriate content that Gonzalez had sent him on his cell phone. 

The district immediately contacted MPD and the student’s parents. Gonzalez has been placed on administrative leave, according to the district.

Gonzalez was arrested and booked into the Kern County Jail on suspicion of sexual intercourse with a minor and contacting a minor to commit certain offenses.

MUSD sent out a statement to parents and the community on Monday night addressing the arrest.

“The well-being of the student victim in this unfortunate situation is concerning and our sympathies go out to him and his family,” Superintendent S. Aaron Resendez said.

Resendez said the district has made counseling and support services available to students and staff in light of the arrest.

Resendez also admitted Gonzalez is a relative of his and that her arrest has been “particularly devastating” to him. Due to this, Resendez said he’s directed the district’s legal counsel to oversee an investigation into the allegations.

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