Walnut Creek teacher arrested for alleged inappropriate behavior


A teacher at a Walnut Creek middle school has been arrested, accused of an inappropriate relationship with a minor.


A science teacher at Walnut Creek Intermediate School also has been removed from the classroom while this investigation plays out.


The school district sent out an email to parents saying that Michael Bartel is on administrative leave following these allegations.


The superintendent said Bartel was arrested over the weekend for inappropriate contact with a minor; the incident reportedly involves a minor from Martinez where Bartel has reportedly worked as a substitute teacher.


 The school district has told parents that the District Attorney's office says no students at the school have been involved in or identified in connection with the case but the investigation is still underway.

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