Teacher accused of inappropriate texts to student

By Bay City News

A Mountain View High School teacher was arrested yesterday (Nov. 7) after school officials found out he had allegedly been sending inappropriate texts to a student, police said.

Evan Smith is a math teacher who has been teaching at the high school for 15 years.

Smith has been placed on paid administrative leave while the allegations are being investigated, officials with the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District said.

A student allegedly came forward about the inappropriate messages. School officials then on Monday afternoon contacted police about the matter and officers began an investigation.

Police said Smith was then arrested on suspicion of sending harmful matter to a minor.

Officers said there may be other victims. Anyone who has information about the case may call Detective Frank Rivas at (650) 903-6388 or Sgt. Dan Vicencio at (650) 903-6386.