Authorities are investigating a Westborough Middle School teacher who is accused of having inappropriate interactions with students. He was arrested on Thursday, May 10, and faces felony charges.
South San Francisco Police Department recently sent out a media release with information about Westborough Middle School teacher Joseph Goodman Toy, who is accused of having inappropriate interactions with students during school hours.
Police began an investigation on April 25, 2018, which led to Toy’s arrest. He worked at the school for almost 13 years.
Toy was arrested in his San Bruno home by South San Francisco detectives on May 10, 2018. He was booked into the San Mateo County Jail on several felony charges related to lewd acts with minors.
When the allegations arose, the school district immediately put him on administrative leave, and informed the parents whose children were reportedly involved.
Toy will not be allowed on school premises as the case continues.
Westborough Middle School ensures a safe learning environment for their community. A long-term substitute teacher has been assigned to take over Toy’s classes.
The school also stated that “Any allegation against an employee is taken very seriously and handled carefully. As soon as the site was made aware, they involved the District Office and the South San Francisco Police Department, and we have been in touch with the parents of the students who were involved.”
Presently, the school district is working together with the South San Francisco Police Department as they investigate. Authorities urged anyone who possibly has information related to the investigation to contact the South San Francisco Police Department at 650-877-8900.