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Teacher at Ivy Bound Academy School in Sherman Oaks arrested for child molestation

CBS News Los Angeles: The Rundown (March 17 AM Edition) 01:55

A teacher at a Sherman Oaks charter school has been arrested on suspicion of child molestation.

The LAPD says its detectives arrested Samantha Arizbal Tuesday after receiving a report of alleged ongoing inappropriate sexual conduct while she worked as a teacher at Ivy Bound Academy School in Sherman Oaks. Arizbal had worked at the school since 2020, according to the LAPD.


Police did not say if the allegations involved a student at the school. No further details were released about the allegations.

The results of the LAPD's investigation have been presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, which has filed multiple felony charges against Arizbal.

In a statement, Ivy Bound Academy called Arizbal's alleged conduct "reprehensible and totally contrary to Ivy Bound Academy's mission, values, and the way we run our schools."

"Our deepest sympathies go out to the student and student's family who have been impacted by this," the school's statement said.

Detectives believe there may be more victims in this case. Anyone who believes they are a victim or has information about Arizbal can contact Juvenile Division detectives at (818) 374-5415.


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